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Old 05-08-2016, 07:04 PM   #1
moinsobhan
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Cannot find kernel firmware 2.6.32-537.7.1.e16


Hello,

I'm trying to update OS kernel. Here is my OS and kernel information:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Release 6.7
Linux 2.6.32-573.e16.x86_64

Trying to upgrade the kernel to:
2.6.32-573.7.1.el6.x86_64 &
2.6.32-573.22.1.el6.x86_64

When I'm trying to upgrade to 2.6.32-573.7.1.el6.x86_64, I'm getting this error:

# rpm -ivh kernel-2.6.32-573.7.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
warning: kernel-2.6.32-573.7.1.el6.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID c105b9de: NOKEY
error: Failed dependencies:
kernel-firmware >= 2.6.32-573.7.1.el6 is needed by kernel-2.6.32-573.7.1.el6.x86_64

I've configured yum repository and Googled but cannot find any kernel firmware which is 2.6.32-573.7.1.el6 or older.

Can anyone point me a direction so that I can download the required firmware from?

Thank you.
+Moin
 
Old 05-09-2016, 07:37 AM   #2
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If you are using RH then you should have a support contract that gives you access via yum and not rpm. The rpm command is only for local package use - yum will download the given rpm package, and identify dependencies and download them as well.

If you got RH as an evaluation, you won't find it.
 
Old 05-09-2016, 08:23 AM   #3
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If your using Red Hat and have an active subscription, you should be using the following command to upgrade a kernel:

Code:
yum clean all 

yum install 2.6.32-573.7.1.el6.x86_64
Its my understanding that rpm are legacy commands that are still hanging around.


It also looks like you need to install kernel-firmware in order to get this go, what happens when you run the following command:

Code:
yum check-update
 
Old 05-10-2016, 02:46 AM   #4
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Thanks Guys.

I don't have any support contract with RHEL. Doing the following actually worked with charm:

1. yum install kernel_firmware
2. rpm -ivh kernel_new_kernel

For this we need to make sure the yum repository if created correctly.
I had several reboot and DVD got unmounted which took some time to figure out.

Useful article:
Configuring Yum and Yum Repositories
https://access.redhat.com/documentat...ositories.html

Thank you all again.
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Old 05-10-2016, 06:33 AM   #5
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I would recommend to have an active subscription with Red Hat, otherwise you are opening yourself up with a whole world of problems.
 
Old 05-10-2016, 09:10 PM   #6
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@jpollard - thanks.
RHEL subscription is too expensive. I only use it for testing purpose. But I will seriously consider this.

Thanks again,
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Old 05-10-2016, 09:50 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by moinsobhan View Post
@jpollard - thanks.
RHEL subscription is too expensive. I only use it for testing purpose. But I will seriously consider this.

Thanks again,
+Moin
Then your better choice would be to use CentOS. At least there you can get updates/patches.

They might be a few weeks later than RH, but they will be available.
 
Old 05-10-2016, 10:02 PM   #8
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TOO expensive??????
there is a single desktop SELF support for $49 USD
the standard one year desktop is $299 per year

and the standard SERVER contract is $799 per year

so $800 is too much for your BUSINESSES SAFETY!!!!

well have fun

but PLEASE KEEP this off the internet and help keep the world safe from hacked NOT updated machines


or

install the FREE CentOS 6.7 or 7.2 !!!!!

Last edited by John VV; 05-10-2016 at 10:03 PM.
 
Old 05-10-2016, 10:43 PM   #9
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It can depend on the country he is in - getting suitable contracts can/may involve a lot more than the base price.
 
  


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