versioned partitioned upgrading: safety boot configuration

Michael Stone michael at
Thu Nov 5 10:56:20 EST 2009

Dan wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-11-04 at 21:02 -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
>> Second, unfortunately, the instructions as written are *not* equivalent:
>> Mitch and Scott decided to simplify the partitioned design by insisting
>> that 
>>    a) boot:/boot     be a symlink pointing to 'boot-versions/XXX' 
>>    b) boot:/boot/alt be a symlink pointing to '../YYY'.
> I don't understand what you mean here - you are saying that the
> instructions currently on the wiki are not equivalent to the
> instructions originally written by Mitch and Scott?

No, I'm saying that the design for partitioned systems is isomorphic but
*not equal* to the design for unpartitioned systems.

> The wiki agrees with those symlinks above.

If you're still confused, can you please restate your question?


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