Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 10-15-2003, 04:40 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 28

Rep: Reputation: 15
how to update kernel?

i want to update my red hat 9 kernel to 20-9.
anyone can teach me how to do it?
i've downloaded the kernel and burn it to cd (in .rpm extension).
Old 10-15-2003, 05:04 AM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Braga
Distribution: RedHat
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
Use rpm -Uvh kernelxxxxxx.rpm. It should create you a new entry on your bootloader.
Old 10-15-2003, 10:31 AM   #3
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Portugal
Distribution: /Red Hat/Fedora/Solaris
Posts: 622

Rep: Reputation: 30

Another way is for u to activate yourself with RHN this is the service that RH supplies for u to upgrade kernels, security patches, bug fixes. Click on the red circle in GUI it will ask u to register your system with RH follow all steps mentioned once this has been done will be able to download all patches and kernels from RH.

Oh remember to download 2 files from which are the new up2date certificates. Without this u will not be able to connect to the server and do the above. To install these files use rpm -Uvh up2date-package-version.

The nice thing about this is that u not need worrying in how to install and where to find the new packages as it will do it automatically.

Old 10-16-2003, 11:04 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 28

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
thx guys...


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
Problems with NVIDIA drivers after kernel update with yast online update Sheytan Linux - Software 4 05-06-2007 11:27 AM
YaST Online Update(YOU) Kernel Update? batorma Linux - Newbie 9 10-30-2005 04:17 AM
Problems with NVIDIA drivers after kernel update with yast online update Sheytan Linux - Distributions 0 10-13-2004 12:01 PM
KDE update and RH 9.0 Kernel update massacre Linux - Newbie 1 02-02-2004 07:13 PM
YaST Online Update + AMD kernel patch = kernel panic THX1138 Linux - General 3 10-26-2003 05:25 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:56 PM.

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
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration