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Old 09-13-2011, 12:07 PM   #1
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Suse: Upgrading kernel to 2.6.35


Hi,

I am using Suse Enterprise Linux

Linux linux-kltk 2.6.32.12-0.3-default #1 SMP 2010-04-28 13:17:26 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I want to upgrade the kernel to 2.6.35. By browsing, I found that using 'rpm -i <...>', it is easier. Can someone give me the link of this rpm file or any other easier ways of doing it.

Thanks in advance
uv.
 
Old 09-14-2011, 02:32 PM   #2
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Why do you want to replace the kernel and why 2.6.35 specifically?

There aren't any packages for kernel 2.6.35 at http://software.opensuse.org/search so I'd guess you'd have to build a version from source. You could create your own rpm from that.
 
Old 09-14-2011, 02:35 PM   #3
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Can you explain why you're asking how to install 2.6.35 when in this post you claim to have installed 3.0.4?
 
Old 09-14-2011, 03:09 PM   #4
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thanks arizona. By browsing and some how by luck, I could upgrade to 3.0.4, using zypper. While updating, it throwed a lot of warning. I went ahead by ignoring them. I am not sure if my method is correct. I would appreciate if you could provide me any formal way of doing it(any step by step guide).

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Old 09-14-2011, 03:57 PM   #5
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hanks arizona. By browsing and some how by luck, I could upgrade to 3.0.4, using zypper. While updating, it throwed a lot of warning. I went ahead by ignoring them. I am not sure if my method is correct. I would appreciate if you could provide me any formal way of doing it(any step by step guide).
not a good idea at all
those warnings are there for a reason
LISTEN to them
Ignoring a ! WARNING ! is never a good idea .

let package kit upgrade the new kernel
SUSE uses a BUNCH of custom built versions for suse by suse( novell)
Opensuse11.4
Code:
zypper se kernel
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

S | Name                           | Summary                        | Type      
--+--------------------------------+--------------------------------+-----------
  | devel_kernel                   | Linux Kernel Development       | pattern   
i | kernel                         | kernel: security and bugfix -> | patch     
  | kernel-coverage                | Kernel Coverage Imageing, Ga-> | package   
  | kernel-debug                   | A Debug Version of the Kernel  | package   
  | kernel-debug                   | A Debug Version of the Kernel  | srcpackage
  | kernel-debug-base              | A Debug Version of the Kerne-> | package   
  | kernel-debug-devel             | Development files necessary -> | package   
  | kernel-default                 | The Standard Kernel            | package   
  | kernel-default                 | The Standard Kernel            | srcpackage
  | kernel-default-base            | The Standard Kernel - base m-> | package   
  | kernel-default-devel           | Development files necessary -> | package   
i | kernel-desktop                 | Kernel optimized for the des-> | package   
  | kernel-desktop                 | Kernel optimized for the des-> | srcpackage
  | kernel-desktop-base            | Kernel optimized for the des-> | package   
i | kernel-desktop-devel           | Development files necessary -> | package   
i | kernel-devel                   | Development files needed for-> | package   
  | kernel-docs                    | Kernel Documentation           | package   
  | kernel-docs                    | Kernel Documentation           | srcpackage
  | kernel-ec2                     | The Amazon EC2 Xen Kernel      | package   
  | kernel-ec2                     | The Amazon EC2 Xen Kernel      | srcpackage
  | kernel-ec2-base                | The Amazon EC2 Xen Kernel - -> | package   
  | kernel-ec2-devel               | Development files necessary -> | package   
  | kernel-ec2-extra               | The Amazon EC2 Xen Kernel - -> | package   
  | kernel-firmware                | Linux kernel firmware files    | package   
  | kernel-pae                     | Kernel with PAE Support        | package   
  | kernel-pae                     | Kernel with PAE Support        | srcpackage
  | kernel-pae-base                | Kernel with PAE Support - ba-> | package   
  | kernel-pae-devel               | Development files necessary -> | package   
  | kernel-source                  | The Linux Kernel Sources       | package   
  | kernel-source                  | The Linux Kernel Sources       | srcpackage
  | kernel-source-vanilla          | Vanilla Linux kernel sources-> | package   
  | kernel-syms                    | Kernel Symbol Versions (modv-> | package   
  | kernel-syms                    | Kernel Symbol Versions (modv-> | srcpackage
  | kernel-trace                   | The Standard Kernel with Tra-> | package   
  | kernel-trace                   | The Standard Kernel with Tra-> | srcpackage
  | kernel-trace-base              | The Standard Kernel with Tra-> | package   
  | kernel-trace-devel             | Development files necessary -> | package   
  | kernel-vanilla                 | The Standard Kernel - withou-> | package   
  | kernel-vanilla                 | The Standard Kernel - withou-> | srcpackage
  | kernel-vanilla-base            | The Standard Kernel - withou-> | package   
  | kernel-vanilla-devel           | Development files necessary -> | package   
  | kernel-vmi                     | VMI-enabled kernel             | package   
  | kernel-vmi                     | VMI-enabled kernel             | srcpackage
  | kernel-vmi-base                | VMI-enabled kernel - base mo-> | package   
  | kernel-vmi-devel               | Development files necessary -> | package   
  | kernel-xen                     | The Xen Kernel                 | package   
  | kernel-xen                     | The Xen Kernel                 | srcpackage
  | kernel-xen-base                | The Xen Kernel - base modules  | package   
  | kernel-xen-devel               | Development files necessary -> | package   
  | kerneloops                     | Tool to collect kernel oopse-> | package   
  | kerneloops-applet              | Tool to collect kernel oopse-> | package   
  | nfs-kernel-server              | Support Utilities for Kernel-> | package   
  | patterns-openSUSE-devel_kernel | Meta package for pattern dev-> | package

a step by step

" zypper update "
you are running the "Enterprise" NOT FREE version so you DO have a support contract you bought ? right ?
you might want to start here
http://www.novell.com/services/
http://www.novell.com/support/micros...03B8A3BFBBF515

Last edited by John VV; 09-14-2011 at 03:58 PM.
 
Old 09-14-2011, 05:19 PM   #6
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I am not sure if my method is correct.
If you ignored warnings, then no it wasn't correct. Like John VV said, warnings are there for a reason.
I don't think there is a correct method to do what you want to do. Generally you do not replace the kernel that's been provided by your distro unless you have a very, very good reason for doing so. (Or you use Gentoo )



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you are running the "Enterprise" NOT FREE version so you DO have a support contract you bought ? right ?
Replacing the kernel isn't going to be covered by such support.
 
Old 09-14-2011, 05:42 PM   #7
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SuSE Linux Enterprise Server and Desktop ship with particular versions for a reason. The whole point of licensing an enterprise distro as opposed to running a free one is that it's a stable release, the various components have all been cross-checked against each other for compatibility, same with the patch updates, and not only is it expected to work, but you have access to professional assistance in the unlikely event that it doesn't.

So basically, you just took a stable system, and broke it.

If you need a kernel that isn't currently supported by an enterprise release, then what you need is not an enterprise release. The currently supported kernel for SLE11 is 2.6.32.36-0.5.

http://www.novell.com/support/php/se...00%20265541548
 
Old 09-15-2011, 11:26 AM   #8
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Thanks a lot for the information. I will try it out.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 02:24 AM   #9
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Thanks guys.

I deceided not to upgrade the kernel.
 
  


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