Do eos folks generally use the kernel-install CLI program to add kernels? And if so, do you need to rebuild grub after adding a kernel with kernel-install, or does it do that automatically? Pardon me if these are dumb questions but all my worst linux breakages have revolved around grub, so I get very paranoid any time I mess with it.
I’ve never used kernel-install, I’ve only used AKM, installed from the welcome menu. I installed the LTS and zen kernels in addition to the “normal” one and have had 0 issues with it. Does kernel-install have some additional functionality that you are looking for?
Not a dumb question.
I don’t know how well you feel with administrating your Linux box, but I would handle everything kernel related manually. Except of course from the kernels that are in the official repos.
Well that was easy. I’d somehow missed AKM. I just used it to install the lts kernel and noted that all it did was pacman -S for the linux package and headers, and pacman then rebuilt grub automatically. Can I assume it would do the same if I just installed the kernel and headers through pacman without AKM?
I’ve installed all kernel variants with
Rebuilding grub is based on pacman hook that automatically builds grub when kernel is installed or removed.
See file /etc/pacman.d/hooks/grub-update-after-kernel.hook, which is a file in package grub-tools.
AKM actually uses pacman for those operations.