kexec and Grub

John Moser john.r.moser at
Fri Feb 8 23:23:38 UTC 2013

On 02/08/2013 02:27 PM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
> On 8 February 2013 10:04, Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff
> <sergey at> wrote:
>>> Nice... Now can you tell grub to boot entry 1, 3, 7, etc?  Read an alternate grub.conf?
>>> Rapid reboot :)
>> Yes, you can, with "grub-reboot" command. You should probably team up
>> with the script kitties behind Unity Reboot
>> (
>> and implement a faster reboot sequence. I believe it would be
>> beneficial for both parties.
> Wait a second. There is a whole plan and design to integrated "Reboot
> into" in the g-s-d panel and the reboot popup.

Yes, it might be mine or someone else's.  There's an ANCIENT spec for 

It looks like revision 1 was indeed me....

... in 2006.

And I was late to the party.  Again, kexec was made for "rebooting is 
slow, there's ten million server bioses".

> We want this in ubuntu as well =)
> Mpt, can you point where the designs are? Since technically the
> utility exists and prof of concept it should be quick to integrate.
> Regards,
> Dmitrijs.

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