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Old 02-12-2007, 11:50 AM   #1
Tonya
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Unhappy Kernels 101


Hi all,

I am working on installing an app on RHEL 4 AS that requires older kernel patches to be installed first but is that even possible? Can I apply patches (manually) that are out dated by new kernels? When automatically installing them I get the following message:

Package is already installed: A newer "kernel" is already available.

But the kernel that I'm installing is required for the application being installed... Any solutions or recommendations?
 
Old 02-12-2007, 12:01 PM   #2
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What application? What do you need it for? How are you installing? What's the message?

Last edited by oskar; 02-12-2007 at 12:02 PM.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 01:06 PM   #3
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Application: MetaCluster HPC
Usage: application virtualization
Installing from CD image following the install guide.
Message is:
"Package is already installed: A newer "kernel" is already available."

I am wondering why most kernel packages are displaying the above message although this is the first time I am installing the application. It is required I install a set of kernels prior to installing the software.
 
Old 02-13-2007, 09:57 AM   #4
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how do i remove kernels?

Hi,

Is there a way of removing kernel rpms from RHEL 4 AS? If so, how? If not, am I stuck reimaging the machine?
 
Old 02-13-2007, 12:12 PM   #5
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Did you buy RHEL? If so, you even have free support, you might try that.
You don't need to remove the old kernel. If you want to make shure you booted with the right one, you can type "uname -r".
You can easily remove the old ones with the rpm, but you don't need to. I would suggest you keep it in case the new one gives you problems... If you keep it installed you just have to choose the old one from grub at startup, or put it on top of your menu.lst - if you're using gurb.

Last edited by oskar; 02-13-2007 at 12:15 PM.
 
Old 02-13-2007, 01:43 PM   #6
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one wonders whether the patches need to be applied at all. the newer kernels tend to have the older patches already incorporated.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 07:35 AM   #7
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In order to a certain software I am required to downgrade the RHEL kernel because of the commands needed. I am using RHEL because I'm testing new middleware software compliance with legacy software. So, how do I install a lower level kernel and reboot to it?
 
  


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