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Old 02-18-2005, 07:53 PM   #1
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Kernel problems


From up2date i got the latest kernel 2.6. .10-1.766_FC3. However when i rebooted kernel-2.6.9-1.667 always comes up. When i hit the red exclamation point it says that my system is currently running kernel-2.6.9-1.667. When I installed FC3 i didn't install grub, but when i yum it , it says the grub file is installed. Do i need to actually install the program? when i go to the /boot all i see are files of kernel 2.6. .10-1.766_FC3 and none off .667. What can i do so i can use the .766 kernel. I think if i solved this a lot of other problems i stated to have after i downloaded the kernel will go away.

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Old 02-21-2005, 03:13 AM   #2
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Help!

Please Help!!
 
Old 02-21-2005, 03:26 AM   #3
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You need to add the new kernel entry into your grub configuration file. In Fedora Core the file to edit is /etc/grub.conf.

In your /boot directory there should be a bzImage or a vmlinuz file for the new 2.6.10 kernel. This is the file name you need to specify for the kernel option in the grub.conf file. Typically this file name is vmlinuz-2.6.10, but it may be different for you.

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Old 02-21-2005, 12:55 PM   #4
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no grub.conf

I don't have a usr/grub.conf file all i have when i go whereis in the terminal is usr/share/grub and sbin/grub which isn't even there.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 07:14 PM   #5
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Help!

what should i do now??
 
Old 02-22-2005, 10:41 PM   #6
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ok fedora core 3 automatically installs grub unless you told it not to. You shouldnt have to edit grub.conf or menu.lst. when your computer boots up theres probably a blue screen that counts down from 10 or seomthing. during that screen press a button and it should bring you to a menu where you can choose yoru kernel.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 11:13 PM   #7
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i do that

I have done that and only the .677 is there not the new one. How do i go about installing grub?
 
Old 02-23-2005, 10:02 PM   #8
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help!!!
 
Old 02-23-2005, 10:25 PM   #9
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are you sure grub wasn't installed when you installed FC? did you specifically tell it not to install grub. you have to have a some sort of boot loader.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 02:02 AM   #10
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yes

when i boot grub does come up put the folders are not there at all the way it normally is. I have no idea how to go from here
 
Old 02-24-2005, 05:02 AM   #11
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i prefer to instal new kernels manually, without yum
just download the rpm and issue: rpm -i new-kernel.rpm
it's better to install then update because if something bad happens you can still use the old kernel
i use lilo and rpm puts the new kernel automatically in lilo.conf i think it does the same for grub
good luck
 
Old 02-24-2005, 08:07 AM   #12
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if you use up2date to install new kernels it should show up in grub and also it usually doesnt delete the old entry in case something does go wrong. grub should be in /boot/grub and you will edit either grub.conf or menu.lst. i trhink menu.lst is symlinked to grub.conf
 
Old 02-24-2005, 11:47 AM   #13
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okay

but grub.conf and grub.menu1at are not there when i do whereis in the terminal it cant be found. How can i get those two folders back
 
Old 02-24-2005, 05:24 PM   #14
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do you hjave a /boot/grub directory?
 
Old 02-24-2005, 10:38 PM   #15
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yes

yes i do and the only files that are in it are device.map and all the stage files
 
  


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