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Old 06-18-2004, 09:17 AM   #1
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Updating the kernel with up2date in Red Hat 9


Heya,
I'm new to Linux as of 3 days ago so bare with me .Basically, could upgrading the kernel via up2date cause problems? Will I have to do anything special or will everything just take affect and thats it? At the moment its in the ignored list by default and I'm scared to take it out.

Thanks for any help and if you need clarification just ask.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 09:31 AM   #2
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question...are you upgrading via a new up2date using yum or the default up2date that came with RH9.

If you are using the default up2date it wont probably work since RH stopped issuing errata.

Anyways give it a try...its completely automated so you dont have to do a thing and takes care of everything...

if you run into problems...come back here.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 09:32 AM   #3
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I'm pretty sure I'm using the default...how can I get this new one? I'll try upgrading now.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 09:40 AM   #4
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I upgraded and it looks like everything went fine...is there any way to tell what's different? Thanks

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Old 06-18-2004, 09:55 AM   #5
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you can reboot and you'll see a new kernel entry in your grub...

BTW what kernel did you upgrade to??? most probably you'll have upgraded to 2.4.20-31.9...but i am just guessing
 
Old 06-18-2004, 09:58 AM   #6
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According to uname -a your right., version 2.4.20-31.9 There was one problem I forgot about though, GRUB still have the old kernel in the bootloader menu...should I just find out how to remove it or is something wrong?
 
Old 06-18-2004, 10:05 AM   #7
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well...the all your kernel and initrd.img files are in your /boot directory...log in as root and go to
/boot directory.
There you'll see your previous
kernel<your_previous_version_number>

also you'll see
initrd<your_previous_version_number>.img.

You can also delete files that have your previous kernel version number. Be careful in this...dont delete any file that relates to your current kernel version (2.4.20-31.9).

reboot and voila!!!! you'll see only one entry in your grub...
 
Old 06-18-2004, 10:08 AM   #8
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And yes you are good to go...nothing's wrong...grub checks the /boot directory and shows all kernel in that directory. If you want to keep the old kernels its perfectly fine...it doesnt do any harm.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 10:21 AM   #9
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I deleted all the old kernal files (in one command I might add...I was impressed lol) in /boot but grub still shows the old kernel. I'm in grub.conf right now in vi about to remove the old kernel's entry...stop me if I shouldn't lol
 
Old 06-18-2004, 10:28 AM   #10
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hmm...not sure if you really have to edit grub.conf. I did it a long time back and dont seem to remember if i edited grub.conf

but i guess it no point telling you now since i you would have already done it...
 
  


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