Nov 222009

kexec tool for kexec reboots -- This tool is used to load a kernel in memory and reboot into the kernel loaded in memory using the kexec system call.

Install kexec-tools in debian

#apt-get install kexec-tools

and you're done! Never again will you see that ugly BIOS POST when rebooting your Debian

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 Posted by at 6:39 pm

  2 Responses to “Debian Tip:Use kexec for a quick reboot”

  1. What happens when you want to see the BIOS messages, say if h/w is giving you problems. Do you have to apt-get remove kexec-tools? Thanks for the info.

  2. call “coldreboot” from the kexec-tools packages. This will reboot the computer normally, with the reinitialisation of the bios.

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