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Terror in sysadminery

2000-09-22 23:14:14+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

There's a certain sort of terror in this:

# cd /usr/src/kernel-xxx
# make config
# make dep
# make zlilo
# make modules
# make modules_install
# reboot

Of the "oh shit I hope the condom didn't break" sort...

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:18+00 by: ebradway

It's even more fun when you're doing it on a server that's a couple thousand miles away...

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:18+00 by: kroah

Yeah, but you should always save a known good kernel incase this one does not boot properly (have to edit lilo.conf by hand, and it doesn't work well when your doing this on a server a long distance away...)

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:18+00 by: OnceShy

The server can be just a few miles away as long as its the central machine for a major wireless co ... :-)

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:21+00 by: jwegman

Not nearly, however, as terifying as, say, upgrading a WinNT device driver or installing a service pack ;-)

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:22+00 by: Dan Lyke

The most frightening words in the English language are: "Windows has detected new hardware..."