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keep the previous kernel after update process

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openSUSE-11.2
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I would like to see that "feature" implemented default because after kernel updates many times there were a lot of issues and to change back to the previous version is not very easy for a novice user. For example after a kernel update I have problems with encrypted filesystems, or the sound stopped to work, .... Yes, I know that it is possible to change the behaviour to keep the old kernel but why not to be default.

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icons/user_comment.png S. S. wrote: (8 years ago)

There is already a way to do this:

Edit the file /etc/zypp/zypp.conf

Demark the line with this option (add all installed kernel-* packages):

multiversion = kernel-default,kernel-smp

Finish!

icons/user_comment.png L. M. wrote: (7 years ago)

Unfortunately this is not enough.

As soon as you set this you risk to fill up /boot and by this you might cause trouble too.

As feature is needed to keep the last known working kernel (like 309205).

Therefore +/-0 for this one.

icons/user_comment.png L. L. wrote: (7 years ago)

I guess may earlier comment did not make it.:)

My suggestion was to add another parameter to the /etc/zypp/zypp.conf file specifying the number of generations to keep when using multiversioning. Setting it to 2 would keep the current and previous but allow more if desired. I prefer 3.

Thank you,

Lucky Leavell

icons/user_comment.png M. S. wrote: (7 years ago)

See also:

# for Ubuntu: last-good-boot
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/removing-old-kernels

# other openFATE Treads:

## #310665: Keep the current kernel when doing a kernel update through yast https://features.opensuse.org/310665

## (And #310665: Keep the current kernel when doing a kernel update through yast https://features.opensuse.org/309205 - See comment above)

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