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Old 04-26-2004, 08:26 PM   #1
Lleb_KCir
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kernal rpm update Q?


i just did rpm -Uvh for the newest kernal for my RH9 system that i downloaded from RH site.

do i need to reboot my system, or am i good to go without a reboot?

i just did it though the CLI and not the GUI or though RHN as its floaded with loads of ppl trying to get that last min. update prior to the 30th. so i just hit RH site and manualy downloaded and installed.

thanks for the info.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 08:31 PM   #2
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You will need to reboot to run the new kernel.

You shouldn't, but I hope you don't have any trouble with the new kernel... When you install a kernel from an RPM package, you should install (-i) rather than upgrade (-U), because you might lose your old kernels if you upgrade. Then, if for some reason, the new kernel doens't work, you might not have the old one to boot your computer.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 08:34 PM   #3
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oh, so i might of just made the old kernal go poof... hmm maybe not good, but i hope im ok.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 08:36 PM   #4
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Take a look at your /boot/grub/grub.conf file... It will list any kernels you have that you can boot.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 09:59 PM   #5
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ok thanks.

fyi, only 1 listed. guess i destroyed the old kernal. always good to learn things. next time ill know better *grins*
 
Old 04-28-2004, 10:55 PM   #6
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I'm glad you asked this question. I didn't think you could install a new kernel straight from an RPM--I've been doing this through up2date all this time, but now I can't get through to Red Hat servers to get this one last update done (go figure, end of life is in two days!)

So, is there anything else you need to know before installing a kernel RPM?
Sounds too easy! (In fact, the old Red Hat docs came right out and said "installing a kernel is much more complex than just running rpm -Uvh")
 
Old 04-28-2004, 11:35 PM   #7
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all i did was rpm -Uvh, after reading here next time ill just rpm -ivh instead so i can have access to the old kernal if i have issues with the new one.

i was lucky and had no issues. yeah, just download the rpm from redhat directly, and -ivh it and you are golden.
 
  


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