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Old 09-04-2003, 07:23 PM   #1
jakesh
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Unhappy need help with kernel update


Im trying to update my kernel to 2.4.20-18.8.
I cant use up2date becouse i cant get it to connect :/
so i downloaded the rpm. after download i did a rpm -Uvh .
So now I must be able to choose what kernel i want on boot right? My old one or my new one. But the only option is my old one. So i thought maybe i made something wrong somewhere so i tried to uninstall it and reinstall it and this is the error msg I get:

on rpm -e : error: package kernel-source-2.4.20-18.8.i386.rpm is not installed

on rpm -Uvh :
rpmdb: read: 0x401ed5b4, 4096: Input/output error
error: db4 error(5) from dbcursor->c_get: Input/output error package kernel-source-2.4.20-18.8 is already installed

I dont know what to do.
How do I install this ?

btw I'm running Red hat 8.0
 
Old 09-04-2003, 08:14 PM   #2
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First, run "rpm -qa | grep kernel" and show us what is installed. Second, are you using lilo or grub to boot?
and third, what was the filename of the RPM you downloaded?

 
Old 09-05-2003, 03:31 AM   #3
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Hi Saraev,

First, on "rpm -qa | grep kernel" i got:
kernel-2.4.18-14
kernel-pcmcia-cs-3.1.31-9
kernel-source-2.4.20-18.8
Second, I have no idea if im using lilo or grub to boot, sorry i new at this :/
And the name of the rpm was kernel-source-2.4.20-18.8.i386.rpm.

Thanks
 
Old 09-05-2003, 04:49 AM   #4
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Hi there

The reason maybe u are not able to connect to the rhn network is because RH has changed their SSL certs on the rhn network. If u goto the rhn network there are instructions on how to upgrade the certs and fix the problem here is the link: https://rhn.redhat.com/index.pxt. Once this is done try and upgrade your kernel via the rhn network.

If u still unable to connect to the rhn network I have noticed in you last post that the current kernel u have installed is kernel-2.4.18-14. Yes u did download the new kernel rpm but it was the source code. If u ran the following cmd to install the source e.g rpm -Ivh kernel-source-2.4.20-18.8 u will see under /usr/src/ a dir called linux-2.4.20-18.8 and in here u will find all your source files for that kernel.

What u need to do is download the rpm called kernel-2.4.20-18.8*.rpm, and this will be the rpm that will install the kernel on to your box. Once u have downloaded this file type the cmd rpm -Uvh kernel-2.4.20-18.8*.rpm. The next time u boot up u will see a extra line when u boot up indicating the new kernel.

Hope this explanation helped u a little and good luck
cheers
 
Old 09-06-2003, 09:05 AM   #5
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Thanks aqoliveira

Have only one more question. Im running a AMD 1600, is that i686 or i586 ?

cheers
 
Old 09-06-2003, 10:16 AM   #6
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It's i686
 
  


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