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Old 08-08-2001, 01:40 AM   #1
russell
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Question Upgrade of Linux 6.2 to 7.1 -- confusion


Hello all,

I have a redhat 6.2 box with 2.2 kernel. I need to upgrade that to redhat 7.1 or kernel 2.4.

First, the problem is the machine is remote.

The problem can be solved in 3 ways.

1) Manually do a kernel upgrade.
2) Boot from the redhat 7.1 cd and choose upgrade.
3) Can I have the iso's of 7.1 on the hard disk and get it going from there ?

Ok, now I want to know which is the best way I can get going.

I think getting the machine to boot from the CD and do a upgrade is the best.

But I am not sure whether all the configuration files will be modified or not. Coz, there is lots of configuration on the machine, ipchains is being used..etc..

Please let me know what I should do, and what is the best way to upgrade, leaving the configurations intact.


thanks in advance,

regds
Russell
 
Old 08-08-2001, 01:47 AM   #2
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the easiest way is probably just to install a new kernel. it's much less likely to cause any problems than a full upgrade is. i've upgraded my kernel ...a bunch, and i have yet to have a real problem. plus, it won't cause any other configuration changes.
 
Old 08-08-2001, 01:53 AM   #3
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what does a kernel upgrade need... just the kernel*.rpm and then doing an rpm -ivh kernel*.rpm, or is there much more to do than just this.
 
Old 08-08-2001, 05:39 AM   #4
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#Current kernel version is shown below :

Linux test1 2.2.16-22smp #1 SMP Tue Aug 22 16:39:21 PST 2000 i686 unknown



#After trying to install a new kernel, it gives the following.


rpm -ivh kernel-smp-2.4.2-2.i686.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
modutils >= 2.4.2-5 is needed by kernel-smp-2.4.2-2
initscripts >= 5.83 is needed by kernel-smp-2.4.2-2
mkinitrd >= 3.0.5 is needed by kernel-smp-2.4.2-2
e2fsprogs <= 1.18 conflicts with kernel-smp-2.4.2-2
kudzu <= 0.92 conflicts with kernel-smp-2.4.2-2



Please let me know a better way of doing a kernel upgrade. The whole problem is I don't have physical access to the remote.
machine.

I need everything to be upgraded.. the whole system.

with regds
Russell
 
Old 08-08-2001, 05:48 AM   #5
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try doing a freshen instead of a new install (rpm -U, or rpm -F).

re-compiling the kernel scares me, so a moderator better correct me first!

HTH

glj
 
Old 08-08-2001, 05:55 AM   #6
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No, I guess I'll be in more problems if I do a -U (upgrade) or -F (freshen) coz the older version gets overwritten. Where as an install will put new stuff there and I can use both (the older one and the new one too).

About the issue of being scared, I am too.

I just waiting for some one to come up with a good solution.

with regds
Russell
 
Old 08-08-2001, 06:01 AM   #7
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have you downloaded all the rpms its complaining about. If not, stick them all in a directory and rpm -i *.rpm, and let the package manager sort out the order to install. Presumably though this will overwrite the rpms that are installed for your older kernel - don't know if that would cause a porblem.

glj
 
Old 08-08-2001, 07:48 AM   #8
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Well I personally don't like rpm's, don't know why, I stick to tar.gz most of the time.
My suggestion would be to upgrade your kernel. And get the kernel from www.kernel.org and you can directly download it from the site right here: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...x-2.4.7.tar.gz
Then the best instructions you can read and I recommend would be the HowTo's at www.linuxdoc.org
Second option thru all of this would be or attain a 7.1 cd and do an upgrade which will upgrade alot of your other packages as well.
 
  


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