accidental upgrade, what now?

Tom Fowle wa6ivgtf at
Fri Oct 13 04:43:12 EDT 2017

Thanks, relieves my panic.  Running Debian wheezy
Tom Fowle

On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 10:22:49AM +0200, Willem van der Walt wrote:
> You are correct that you should be able to pick your currently
> running kernel from the grub menu.
> Somewhat generic instructions would be.
> When the machine starts, move with the arrow down to stop the boot
> of the default OS.
> Then select the one you want to boot with the arrows and enter on
> the desird one.
> Since you are still on the machine, You can change the default so
> that it will again boot with your currently running kernel next
> time.
> how to do this might differ depending what flavor of Linux you are
> running.
> HTH, Willem
> On Fri, 13 Oct 2017, Tom Fowle wrote:
> >[The e-mail server of the sender could not be verified (SPF Record)]
> >
> >In attempting to upgrade a single package, elinks, I somehow upgraded the
> >whole system
> >I believe to 3.2.0-4-686-pae
> >that's the login version number, maybe not the upgraded version.
> >
> >Without rebooting, it still works with doubletalk and brltty.
> >
> >I assume after reboot with new system the doubletalk will no longer work.
> >
> >Do I remember there is some way by selecting older kernel at grub boot time,
> >that the older kernel with doubletalk can still fly.
> >
> >I have sighted help.
> >what do we look for when rebooting?
> >
> >If that's wrong, do I have any other options to save the doubletalk system
> >beyond re-installing old version of wheezie from CD?
> >
> >Also considering a new mini desktop like the mintbox mini   from
> >Fit-PC.  Any experience with this type of system?
> >This one has an RS232 port for my Alva.  But then I'd have to put up with
> >espeak! Poor little blind one! <GRIN>
> >Thanks for any help,  comments about luddites will not be taken amiss!
> ><GRIN>
> >Tom Fowle
> >P.S. I'm not turning this box off till forced, but we had power flicker a
> >while back, so things are tense! <GRIN>
> >sorry for babble.
> >Tom Fowle
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