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Old 07-04-2004, 03:34 PM   #1
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Unhappy Update Kernel-2.6.6-1.435


I'm trying to update my Kernel I'm running FC2. In the Up2date Red Hat Network Alert Notification tool. It says "your system is currently running kernel-2.6.5-1.358, but the newest installed kernel is kernel-2.6.6-1.435. It is recommended that you reboot at the first opportunity to test this new kernel." I have rebooted my system since, but it keeps coming up. I have run the "uname -r -p" in the terminal just to make sure this is not a mistake and it shows 2.6.5-1.358 athlon. Please help
 
Old 07-04-2004, 03:44 PM   #2
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This might be a better place to look for idea's and suggestions ?

Personally, I can't really help, not being familiar with fedora.

Though it look's like you've probably got the 2.6.6 kernel version installed, but your boot set up is pointing to the older 2.6.5 version (which is also installed)

You could maybe try and see, by looking at the grub.conf or lilo.conf (for whichever boot loader you use) and see what it's pointing at, then just change the number to whatever the file is called and then do a search in either nautilus or konqueror (again depending on what window manager/desktop environment you use).

I don't know how update's work with fedora, because with mandrake I can do it with their urpmi facility - you may actually have a similar facility available to you.

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John

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Old 07-04-2004, 03:46 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ.

Does your bootloader config (grub.conf) point to the latest kernel? If not then add an entry for it. Just make sure that the kernel actually exists in your /boot directory first.

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Old 07-05-2004, 12:42 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info. BTW Im running Gonme.
 
Old 07-06-2004, 11:54 AM   #5
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Believe it or not clarkus978,

but that actually help's some, as it prevent's people directing you toward KDE solutions (and yes, I'm more of a KDE person, though recent discussion's that I've had with guys from my LUG have got me looking into gnome. I'm still not convinced, as I like the "eye candy" side of thing's and as yet, I've still to find as much available for gnome as there is for kde - just a personal point of view).

Erm, have you managed to sort out the problem yet ?? Only because I encourage people to post solutions to snag's that they've had irrespective of whether it's a specific hardware prob!, it could help someone else who just happen's to have the same kit etc etc.

regards

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Old 07-06-2004, 04:24 PM   #6
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Yes, I found out that when I first boot up my computer I find 3 different kernels. I just didnt know what those were before. Thanks again
 
Old 07-07-2004, 05:42 AM   #7
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When mandrake release another kernel, I usually update mine as well.

What usually happen's is that I end up with various kernel boot options in my lilo screen. So once I know that the newest one is working ok, I delete some of the other's retaining only the working/current one and the previous one.

While it's not really necessary, as I have plenty of space, I consider it "good housekeeping".

It's up to you.

Should you do likewise, don't forget that you'd have to bin the grub.conf line refering to old kernel's and the kernel image in the /boot. I'd presume that that can be done with the package manager or CLI

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