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Old 12-21-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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Problems with Yum/automatic updates after changing i686 kernel to PAE-version


Hi,
I run Fedora 10, 32-bit.
Recently I upgraded to 4GB RAM and wanted to be able to allocate all of the memory, yet keep the 32-bit version of the system. I figured I would install PAE-kernel. It worked, I cleaned all stuff in Grub.conf and made it point to the new Kernel, I also installed the PAE-versions of the corresponding kmod-nvidia packages and everything worked as charm.
The system rebooted normally, allocating the entire range of 4GB ram - everything was set.

However, every since I've done this - all of the, usually, automatic things regarding kernel/kmod-nvidia updates and even correct update of grub.conf didn't work.

Every time a new Kernel (PAE) comes, the Yum update installs it, without adding corresponding PAE version of kmod-nvidia packages as necessary dependancy. I'm forced to remove the previous version of kmod-nvidia manually with yum or rpm and then yum install kmod-nividia-*recentversion*-PAE .

Similar problem goes to grub.conf - it does get updated with the latest kernel installed on the top of the boot menu, but for some reason the previous version is pre-selected, so I must even change this thing manually.

What is that I'm missing?
I thought first it had something to do with corrupted rpm-database, but I truly doubt it. There are no traces, from what I can see, of the old i686 packages of kernel/kmod packages on the system. I even did yum clean all - no use.

I guess fresh reinstall (most likely a new install of new distribution) will solve my problem, as the 4GB of ram will be noticed during the installation of the OS and all necessary PAE-stuff will be put there as default so I probably won't be experiencing the same problems. However, for any future reference, I would really like to know if the problem described above can be solved without a fresh reinstall - so that all components can be automatically updated with no manual hassle?

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-23-2009, 12:47 AM   #2
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seeing as fedora 10 is now past it's " End Of Life " i would install fedora 12 -- the current version then in 6 months install fedora 13 .
 
Old 12-23-2009, 05:05 AM   #3
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seeing as fedora 10 is now past it's " End Of Life " i would install fedora 12 -- the current version then in 6 months install fedora 13 .
I know and I probably will do it in one of these days.
But I might be put in some similar situation sometime in future, where I upgrade a normal i686 Kernel on a machine to PAE-one och experience similar trouble. That's why I would be grateful if I could solve this issue that I'm experiencing.

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