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ps_sabu 09-22-2007 09:02 AM

How to update RHEL 5 kernel to 2.6.22

RHEL 5 has 2.6.18 kernel as default and I want to update it to 2.6.2x.
How can I do this ??? I prefer to get rpm packages not tarballs. RHN has only 2.6.18 kernel.

Lenard 09-22-2007 12:27 PM

Red Hat typically backports the updates, security fixes and other enhancements to the kernels they release, do not let the version number be your only guide. It is a bit like comparing red apples to green apples, see;

With that said one can use the updated kernels from Fedora Core 6;

Get the list of your installed kernel packages; rpm -qa --qf="%{n}-%{v}-%{r}.%{arch}n" 'kernel*'
Download the matching updated kernel rpm packages and install them; rpm -ivh kernel*.rpm

tgs78 10-18-2012 12:16 AM

Procedure to update Kernel in RHEL5
Here are the steps to upgrade kernel on RHEL5
  • Check the current kernel version using 'uname -r'
  • Get the desired kernel rpm for RHEL5.
  • Update the kernel using command 'rpm -Uvh <Kernel RPM>'
  • Reboot the system
  • Ensure that Linux is booted with upgraded kernel by re-executing the command 'uname -r'


ps_sabu 10-19-2012 02:32 PM

Hey buddy replying to a 5 year old post is kinda desperate. May be u are trying to get some posts under u r belt

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