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Old 11-22-2007, 11:21 AM   #1
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Question kernel probleman yone can help?

hi there

I tried today to update my kernel so i tried to use yum command:

PHP Code:
[root@server ~]# yum list kernel
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Excluding Packages in
global exclude list
Installed Packages
.i586 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 installed
Available Packages
.i586 updates
.i686 updates

after that I rebooted the server and it gone down.

i asked my datacenter to reboot my server and they told me the O/S is having a problem with kernel panic.

i told them to check grub.conf and try to boot again from the old kernel, and they successed this time.

and they told me: Right now the server is booting off the older kernel. The new kernel panics because it can't find any partitions.

PHP Code:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Fedora Core
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz- ro root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVo$
initrd /initrd-
title Fedora Core
root (hd0,0)

anyone could advice me how can finish the kernel updates because really I'm still new to linux.
Old 11-23-2007, 08:29 AM   #2
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Where's the rest of your grub.conf ?

Make sure the root= is the same for the new kernel as the old one.


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