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Old 11-18-2003, 09:59 PM   #1
Zkorpio
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Redhat Grub 2 Linux versions? after update


I tried to search for this question but didn't find the answer....
This is simple (I guess), I just upgraded Redhat 9 and after reboot I have two versions of Linux:

1) 2.4.20-20.9
2) 2.4.20-8

is this normal? and if it is what version is the latest?

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Old 11-18-2003, 10:32 PM   #2
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Yeah its normal, the up2date program just installed a new kernel 2.4.20-20.9, use it for few weeks if you don't have major problems with it(which is true in most cases), you can delete the 2.4.20-8 entry from /boot/grub/grub.conf, and the actual kernel image from /boot as well as modules in /lib/modules. Or on the safe side you can keep it, it doesnt take much space anyway(less than 10mb including the modules in most cases).
 
Old 11-18-2003, 10:49 PM   #3
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It does have problems, I can't start X server... my nvidia driver doesn't work with it... but the other version does... I almost freakout! it cost me alot of time to get redhat installed.

thanks...
 
Old 11-18-2003, 11:08 PM   #4
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You'll need to reinstall the nvidia driver(uninstall it first if you can, run the installer with --uninstall option) as well as any other drivers(kernel modules) that were compiled using the old kernel.
However, if you don't have any major problems with the old kernel, might as well keep it and remove the new one, saves the trouble.
 
  


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