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Old 02-24-2004, 07:57 AM   #1
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what is the rpm parameter for kernel install

once upgrading the kernel by the rpm package i have automatically erased the older versions... (passing parameter -Uvh)
now i would like to save the older kernel versions just in case ...
what arguments shall i pass to the rpm to do that ?
the man pages are not evident to me... is it -ivh --oldpackage ???

thanks in advance

Old 02-24-2004, 08:58 AM   #2
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Use rpm -ivh whenever you install a new kernel so it installs in parallel of the old one(s).
When you reboot you can try out the new kernel and if it works ok you can remove the bootloader entries for the old ones or remove the rpm packages with rpm -e.

Just do
$ rpm -qa kernel*
to see which kernels are installed and then uninstall the ones you don't use anymore.
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