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Old 26th February 2013
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Default Updating Bootloader

On an older laptop that was running current my screen started going blank after an update. The keyboard would also lock. Initially I thought the laptop video had finally died but I could still get into the bios. I tried Debian and it still worked.

I then recalled seeing something on the mailing lists about new boot code causing a problem - so I did a new install that worked. The boot loader version had incremented from 3.17 to 3.19.

I have two other machines running current and was wondering if there was a way to update the boot loader only? I will backup before trying. In the past the second current machine was used as a test machine. If the update worked I would synch my personal files with ftp (haven't gotten around to learning/setting up rsynch) and then update the main system.

To the question: Is it possible to update the boot code only?

Last edited by shep; 26th February 2013 at 10:44 PM. Reason: grammer
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