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Old 11-18-2004, 10:09 PM   #1
ChrisR(SQL DBA)
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install new kernel?


I was told I need to install an older Fedora version kernel than I have to accomplish my goals. Where do I start?
 
Old 11-18-2004, 10:39 PM   #2
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If you're using Fedora, then just find an RPM for the older kernel (check the mirror sites) and install it as normal (rpm -ivh). Then when you reboot, select the new kernel at the GRUB display. You can change the default setting in /etc/grub.conf to always boot the older kernel.

One question -- why do you need an older kernel. Newer kernels have things like security updates and bug fixes that you shouldn't skip out on if at all possible.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 10:48 PM   #3
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If you're using Fedora, then just find an RPM for the older kernel (check the mirror sites) and install it as normal (rpm -ivh). Then when you reboot, select the new kernel at the GRUB display. You can change the default setting in /etc/grub.conf to always boot the older kernel.

One question -- why do you need an older kernel. Newer kernels have things like security updates and bug fixes that you shouldn't skip out on if at all possible.
As you'll see Im quite the newbie. Whats an RMP? Whats a GRUB display? The suggestion to downgrade seemed reall odd to me as well, but who am I to argue.

A link to my question:

http://forums.oracle.com/forums/thre...&thread=275450
 
  


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