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Old 05-31-2004, 03:16 AM   #1
piggysmile
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Upgrading Redhat Linux 9 kernel


Kernel build: 2.4.20-8 on Shrike i586
Boot loader: GRUB
Kernel version want to upgrade: 2.4.20-20.9
Package downloaded: kernel 2.4.20-20.9.i586.rpm
Problem: Dont know how to install
Questions: How do i install this? Do i need other packages for the upgrade? Step by step instructions please.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 09:53 AM   #2
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You should be able to install it with "rpm -ivh kernel*.rpm", as root. If it needs other packages, it will tell you.

Warning... Do NOT use "rpm -U...". If you upgrade, it will remove the old kernel package. If, for some reason, your system can't run the new one, you could be left without a bootable kernel.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 10:03 AM   #3
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everything is running smoothly now. thanks. i actually used the -Uvh command and it really ded delete my previous kernel but there were no problems. i never thought it would be that easy. i just extracted the rpm and it automatically configured /boot/vmlinuz, initrd, and even grub.conf.
 
  


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