I'm kicking my ass, do you mind?

Sometimes I wish that I could kick my own ass.

A long time ago, in a far away galaxy, I installed slackware on a hard drive. The thought was that I could use this drive as an emergency drive to power-on and back-up dying systems or resurect dead ones. So clever I was that I setup a very generic kernel to ensure that it would boot on any system. So clever I was that I changed the boot image from vmlinuz to vmlinuz.old and then changed lilo.conf to boot from vmlinuz.old. It took me five kernel compiles to catch on… Hint, the Linux 2.6 ‘make install’ copies bzImage to vmlinuz [but not vmlinuz.old]. What an idiot!

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