Installing 2.6.17 kernel on FC5 (2.6.15 current)
I'm totally Linux newb--I'd love to get off Windows....I've had FC5 with the 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 kernel installed for a couple days and been playing around. I've been having problems installing ndiswrapper and several other things, so I figured I'd upgrade my kernel (downloading a newer version isn't really an option on dialup, and honestly, I hate to reinstall Ubuntu at this point).
I ran uname -rm and got, 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 i686, so I downloaded kernel-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5.i686.rpm from the fedora repo. Then I ran the following
sudo rpm -ivh kernel-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5.i686.rpm
It hashed out 100% of Preparing, and 1:kernel and then it hung. I left it overnight just in case it was thinking. When I came back 10 hours later, it was at the same spot, so I hit ctrl+c. It exited with the following error:
error: %post(kernel-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5.i686) scriptlet failed, signal 2
So I figure it didn't install. But just to be sure, I reboot. It definately didn't load itself into grub--I don't have an option to boot into it. But if I try to install it again, it says it's already installed, and sure enough, when I run
yum list installed kernel
it show up:
kernel.i686 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5 installed
kernel.i686 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 installed
So....where am I at? Do I just need to add the boot option manually? Or am I missing something or did something go wrong? Thanks ya'll!