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Old 06-30-2009, 01:56 AM   #1
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Upgrade the kernel 2.6.18-53.1.13.el5PAE


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I have the kernel 2.6.18-53.1.13.el5PAE in one of my servers. The operating system is CentOS release 5.3. Can anyone suggest me the safest method to upgrade the kernel to latest? If I get the exact steps, that will be fine..

Thanx in advance
 
Old 06-30-2009, 02:10 AM   #2
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Are you wanting the latest CentOS kernel, or something more like 2.6.30?
 
Old 07-01-2009, 04:07 AM   #3
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No I don't want to compile the kernel and upgrade it to the latest. i just need the kernel that yum install will provide me. Can anyone let me know the exact steps? I think a yum install will do.. Can anyone tell me the exact steps?
 
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yum update kernel

or similar
 
Old 07-02-2009, 12:01 AM   #5
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Hello,

Thank you for your reply. My question is whether I need to give yum update kernel or yum install? which one is safe. if anything goes wrong I want to get the option to reboot the server and bring back the server in the old kernel.

Also, do I need to update the grub.conf once yum update is done? Or this will be done automatically?
 
Old 07-02-2009, 12:06 AM   #6
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update.

CentOS will automatically keep 3 kernel versions unless you's played around with the config for yum
 
  


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