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Old 03-18-2008, 09:50 AM   #1
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Question CentOS Latest Kernel upgrade Problem


Hi all, this is my first post so don't be to hard on me. Up to now (about 2 years) I have been running CentOS on my file server without a problem. I see the little red upgrade indicator on the upper left bar, I hit it, it downloads upgrades, I hit go, it's all good. Yesterday I downloaded kernel-2.6.9-67.0.7.EL and I got an error.

"There was a fatal RPM install error. The message was: There was a rpm unpack error installing the package: kernel-2.6.9-67.0.7.EL"

Is this a big problem or can someone help me out with a quick, or slow, fix?

Thanks,
Tony
 
Old 03-18-2008, 11:18 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LQ. Hope you like it here. Check if you've got enough disk space in temp dirs and /boot (if separate partition). If so then see if the kernel-2.6.9-67.0.7.EL.*.rpm is in your yum cache and try to upgrade from the commandline manually and post exact errors.
 
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Thanks I'll try that
 
Old 03-18-2008, 04:41 PM   #4
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my temp file shows 124.6 GB of free space and my /boot file indicates 0 bytes of free space. Can I just delete some files? How do I know what files are needed?
 
Old 03-19-2008, 06:17 AM   #5
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Can I just delete some files? How do I know what files are needed?
/boot contains kernels and the bootloader. If you have amassed kernel versions you don't run anymore due to upgrading you can remove them. List them using 'grep kernel /var/log/rpmpkgs' (if /etc/cron.daily/rpm is used and has run successfully) or 'rpm --last -q kernel' or 'rpm --qf "%{name} %{installtime:date}\n" -q kernel' if your version of rpm doesn't take "--last". It's a human decision to choose which kernels to remove so do get it right.
 
Old 03-19-2008, 03:33 PM   #6
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Thanks again!!
 
Old 03-31-2008, 07:41 AM   #7
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It worked, Thanks!!

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/boot contains kernels and the bootloader. If you have amassed kernel versions you don't run anymore due to upgrading you can remove them. List them using 'grep kernel /var/log/rpmpkgs' (if /etc/cron.daily/rpm is used and has run successfully) or 'rpm --last -q kernel' or 'rpm --qf "%{name} %{installtime:date}\n" -q kernel' if your version of rpm doesn't take "--last". It's a human decision to choose which kernels to remove so do get it right.

unSpawn, it worked! I cleared some files from /boot and it worked.
 
Old 03-31-2008, 08:55 AM   #8
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That's good to know. I do hope it didn't take you ten days to swap a kernel though?
 
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He he, not 10 but close. I got another machine running CentOS and that's my guinea pig. Since I wasn't too clear on what to erase, I would do experimentation on it, then on the server. Can't afford to have my office down, as you can tell, still learning how to manage Linux.
 
  


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