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Old 02-01-2012, 10:53 AM   #1
parkarnoor
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how to update kernel


Hi all,

there is an objective in RHCSA about updating a kernel

i am practicing it on linux beta version

redhat linux beta - 2.6.32-19.el6.i686

now there is stable release kernel available i.e 3.2.2 at kernel.org

question is?
is it possible to update current kernel?
is it possible to do it with RPM command?
is there any RPM version of kernel available?
i dont want to install new kernel i need to update existing kernel?


are there step by step guide available to do update.

there is no ofcourse subscription to RHN.

and i need to update the kernel?


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parkar
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:38 AM   #2
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Well, the stable kernel.org release is not the same as "stable distribution release". The distro kernel is heavily patched compared to the kernel.org version, adding the distro-specific hooks and stuff...

I don't know what Google search tells you about installing custom kernels on RH...

But you can use zen-kernel.org kernel, following this guide. Read more on that page, the process is staightforward and you end up with a kernel fully compatible with your distro (at least mine, v3.2.2, builds and boots seamlessly on
Fedora).
This approach may or may not work when using kernel.org source, but I never tried .

Hope some of these tips will help...

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Old 02-02-2012, 07:43 AM   #3
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follow this link

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...in-rhel-34405/

The only thing you need is available kernel with you while upgrading
 
Old 02-02-2012, 03:33 PM   #4
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Just noticed this little addition:
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Originally Posted by parkarnoor View Post
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i dont want to install new kernel i need to update existing kernel?
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:37 PM   #5
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The typical method to upgrade the kernel is to register with the Red Hat network and run:

Code:
yum upgrade
This will give you the latest stable 2.6.32 kernel.
 
  


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