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Old 01-26-2005, 08:29 AM   #1
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How to upgrade SUSE 8.2 2.4.20-4gb athlon kernel?


Never upgraded a kernel in my life....please explain in simple terms if possible?
 
Old 01-26-2005, 09:24 AM   #2
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It depends on which kernel you would like to update to.

Security updates are available through Yast Online Update (YOU). This is fully automatic.

But if you would like to update to kernel 2.6, this is not easy and I would recommend a system update to SuSE >9.1
 
Old 01-26-2005, 09:39 AM   #3
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I tried starting to update tool, which had a kernel update but i dont think it was an actual upgrade to a newer kernel? but when i did try to update it i got an error message then it ask to igonre the update...

How do i update to suse 9?
 
Old 01-26-2005, 09:46 AM   #4
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You are right, these updates are not major version updates. Mostly they fix bugs or security issues.

Are you sure that you got an error message and not the usual notification that you need to re-install lilo after the update?
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How do i update to suse 9?
You save all your data and do a complete fresh installation. There are other ways to do it, but this one makes least trouble.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 10:00 AM   #5
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The error i got was:

Error installing kernel patch

Skip this patch or abort the update?

ERROR(You:rpm failed.) /var/lib/YaST2/you/mnt/i386/update/8.2/rpm/i586/kernel-source-2.4.20.SuSE-129.i586.rpm





Any ideas???????
 
Old 01-26-2005, 10:40 AM   #6
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Hmm, the error came on the kernel-source update. Maybe the file was corrupted during download. You could delete the local file (or check the md5sum first, so you know if it is really corrupted) and run YOU again.
 
  


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