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Old 09-28-2006, 10:03 AM   #1
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Exclamation updating FC5 to newer kernel


Hi all,

I installed FC5 a couple of days before, it works like a charm and I made it to run mp3's and stuff but now i want to update my kernel to some newer version but i don't know exactly how to do that..

do I only have to type
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#yum update kernel
or is there more to do to succesfully update the kernel without getting my FC5 broken?
edit: I know have the kernel-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5

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Old 09-28-2006, 11:41 AM   #2
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you're correct,

Code:
# yum update kernel
does the trick.

It *shouldn't* break anything, however, some of the packages you've installed may be kernel-specific (ndiswrapper, for example), so it may be wise to update all your packages, either whilst updating the kernel, or shortly thereafter (especially if some packages don't work...)

Code:
# yum update
Of course, you can pick and choose what packages you wish to update, as a full update could take hours.

Also, if updating just the kernel 'breaks' your system, GRUB will allow you to boot into the previous kernel.

cheers,
 
Old 09-29-2006, 12:47 PM   #3
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Thnxx

Ok thnxx but do i have to set some in grub or does yum do that automatically?
 
Old 09-29-2006, 02:30 PM   #4
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When a new kernel is installed, the grub.cong file will get modified automatically, so that next time you boot you can see the previous as well as the newly installed kernel
 
Old 09-30-2006, 05:08 AM   #5
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Thanks for the help guys i've just installed the new 2.6.17-1.2187-FC5 I will now reboot my system and check if it works

Edit: Well it worked as suspected Thanks alot guys!!

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Old 10-21-2006, 11:14 PM   #6
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Is there a way to specify which kernel you want to update to. For instace, say I want to use the 2.6.17 kernel instead of the 2.6.18. How would I make yum handle this for me?

Thanks
 
Old 10-21-2006, 11:33 PM   #7
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yum install kernel-2.6.17.specific.version.rpm should install the version you want, as long as the version is still available in the repository
 
  


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