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Old 05-25-2006, 07:17 PM   #1
Balarabay1
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Latest Suse "YOU" update....Linux Kernel Update Failed


failed to install after "YOU" downloaded it? It said error installing Linux Kernel patch. So I hit "Skip Patch". Why give me a patch if I can't install it? I'm on Suse 10.0. Thanks!
 
Old 05-25-2006, 10:00 PM   #2
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Try instaling kernel source ..then re try you update..(choose only the kernel update).
 
Old 05-26-2006, 08:22 AM   #3
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OK, I tried that

and it did the exact same thing. I used YAST to install "Kernel Sources" from my Suse disk, then "YOU" said I had to upgrade the version I just installed. So I did just that. Upon completion of downloading the updated version of "Kernel Sources", It FAILED again when it reached 25% of the Installing part of YAST. The download went well, Applying Delta went well, but not the Installation part. So, I had to hit, "Skip Patch".I get an installation Error for installing Kernel Patch. How the hell are you supposed to install this patch? Something was mentioned that you may have to restart to get the proper modules? What is that about? Thanks.
 
Old 05-26-2006, 08:33 AM   #4
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I installed this last kernel update on SuSE 10.0 for two computers without issue (I know that doesn't help at all or even make you feel better

Looking at the description of the update it seems like it was updating quite a few sections of the kernel. Had you made any kernel modifications yourself before updating this patch?

Is there anything in the YaST log files that could help more to find out what is happening on your updates? (/var/log/YaST/y2log)

Have you been able to or can you still install any other updates through YOU without issue?

As far as the reboot is concerned -- yeah when you install kernel updates, unlike most other updates, it always recommends rebooting, but that is usually just after the update installs. But you may want to try a reboot anyways before trying to update again.

Hope that helps some.
 
Old 05-26-2006, 10:32 AM   #5
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I have no problem installing anything else with YAST2

Just that damn kernel update! Once before I did a kernel update that worked. Also, how do I tell YAST2 "Sofware Manager", that a program IS installed?? I'm sick and tired of it telling me that I need to install the program. I have it and it works perfectly. I installed it NOT as an RPM, but as a tar.gz file. There must be a way to let YAST2 know that it is installed. Tired of hitting Taboo.
 
Old 05-26-2006, 05:52 PM   #6
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I wasnt even aware that there was a kernel update for suse 10.0 ..im doin it now..will post results after reboot...it beter work:|
 
Old 05-27-2006, 12:07 AM   #7
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Well, I tried it again...SAME SHIT!

The kernel update makes it all the way to the "Installing Part" on YASTS "YOU", then it says Error installing patch. So I have to skip the patch. Where are all the Linux Brainiacs??? Help!!
 
Old 05-27-2006, 01:10 AM   #8
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Heres what i did...well actually...heres some background..this refers to the 10.0 kernel update. I have gnome 2.14 mostly with some 2.15 addons. I have tweaked my kernel before..with such things as webcam drivers. I have updated it using yast2 . So its been messed with:P Anywho..before i did the update, i re-instaled kernel source. Then went ahead with the update..only choosing the kernel update. It went thru fine...rebooted and worked. During the actuall update..i killed as many non esential processes as i could. Turned of any non essential dameon. Didint touch the puter till it did its thing:P
 
Old 05-27-2006, 02:23 AM   #9
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When you install a tarball the rpm package database isn't updated to reflect the existence of what you compiled. Any package manager that installs RPM's will register in the data base. I've used a combination of YaST and kpackage fro a while without causing package confusion. On occasion I will install by tarball but The updates that follow will also have to be manual. If you uninstall the RPM for the outdated application it shouldn't effect the operation of the installed tarball. Then there won't be a package that YaST thinks needs to be updated.
 
Old 05-27-2006, 05:58 AM   #10
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Beware the latest kernel patch! I installed it without incident, but after the reboot I can't login (not even as root)!!! I can't use any graphical environment nor can I even get to a text console. Anything I try to do throws me right back to the login screen.

I'm not sure what happened, but now I have to boot to the install DVD and try to remove the kernel patch so that I can get back into my system. I may give it another go around, but if it locks me out again I'm not touching it. The system was really working fine, so until I am ready to compile a new custom kernel from the latest stable source at kernel.org I am probably going to steer clear of kernel patches.

Yikes!
 
Old 06-11-2006, 09:07 PM   #11
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SUSE 10.1 update suggestions

After your install go to Start - YaST - Software - Online Update and download twice. This should get your zen updater working correctly. If you have special rpm software you want to add, we found it is easier to just download what you need and copy that to a CD. Then you copy that software to a file on the hard drive of any SUSE 10.1 computer and, for the time being, install using the command line 'rpm -ivh newpackage.rpm' where newpackage is the name of the software. At present, our experience is that the YaST GUI has some problem so that you can't add a local software source. We found that while system configurations such as Smart have some advantages, you end up downloading huge catalogues and have to download separately for each computer.

Also we haven't received our SUSE 10.1 boxed set yet but so far we haven't found Seamonkey Composer (formerly Mozilla Composer) which we use for creating web pages. Does anyone know if Composer will be in the SUSE 10.1 boxed set or where we can download the new Seamonkey 1.0.2 rpm suitable for SUSE 10.1.
 
  


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