Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software > Linux - Kernel
User Name
Linux - Kernel This forum is for all discussion relating to the Linux kernel.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-29-2008, 09:51 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2006
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
Kernel updated

Dear All,

I ran this command to install updates up2date -uf , but I realized that this command update the system Kernel , and because I get worried from the new Kernel I edit this file to boot the old Kernel /boot/grub/grub.conf and found the same file under /etc/grub.conf , now which one the system use to boot ?

dose my changes in /boot/grub/grub.conf to boot the old kernel correct ?

the update installed this ver kernel-2.6.9-78.0.5.EL dose this image suffer from problems ? please advice me I'm confused .

Old 10-29-2008, 06:32 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Distribution: Debian, Ubuntu
Posts: 1,334

Rep: Reputation: 51
Typically, it would use the one in /boot. The one in /etc is probably a symlink.

edited to add: Any kernel that gets upgraded by your package manager is almost definitely very stable & thoroughly tested. The only problem with upgrading may be related to some drivers that were compiled against the old kernel & did not come from the package manager (like Nvidia graphics card or a RAID controller, etc.).

Last edited by BrianK; 10-29-2008 at 06:34 PM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Updated Kernel... mcgodx Linux - Software 9 07-08-2006 04:46 PM
updated kernel crashes boaojatista Fedora 14 05-27-2006 10:51 AM
urpmi updated kernel source but not the kernel itself(??) tredegar Mandriva 5 02-15-2005 03:27 AM
Can't get updated kernel Groller Linux - Newbie 2 08-02-2004 01:14 PM
kernel-update, a success... BUT... couldn't boot from the updated-kernel Pisces107 Red Hat 7 12-17-2003 03:27 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software > Linux - Kernel

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:09 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration