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Old 12-09-2003, 03:37 PM   #1
DropHit
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Confusing Message in up2date window about new kernel version and rebooting


OK so basically i ran the up2date software selected all pacakegs and let them install. Now when i open up2date i get this message.

Your system is currently running kernel-smp-2.4.20-8, but the newest installed kernel is kernel-smp-2.4.20-24.9 It is recommended that you reboot at the first opportunity to test this new kernel.

So i rebooted and i am still only able to boot to the first version. So i looked in my boot directory and noticed i have new versions of every file except for the 2 files initrd-2.4.20-8smp.img and the other non-multi processor file of the same name. SO what do I do?

FYI - I am running a kinda tweeked install with an HPT raid driver and the hde=norpobe command line instruction.

It appears that the up2date has done all of the compiling already...What are the .img files anyway? I guess i need one of those because the GRUB config file has a line in it pointing to one. How do i make a .img filr and why didnt the updater do it for me?

Hum just need to know what to do.

Zack

Last edited by DropHit; 12-09-2003 at 11:07 PM.
 
Old 12-09-2003, 03:47 PM   #2
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The new kernel fixes a serious security vulnerability. There is a thread about it in Linux-General I think. Anyway, as the other thread suggests, people running kernels below 2.4.23 should upgrade their kernels. Red Hat has released the 2.4.20-24 kernel-source packages that fix this bug as well. Do some reading on kernel compiling, it's not as hard as it sounds..
 
Old 12-09-2003, 04:04 PM   #3
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Hum OK

HUm so why doesnt it auto matically use the new version that it downloaded?

Will i have to Re-install every time they fix a bug? If so that is stupid, why dont they just fix it and have it patch the install i already spent hours doing?

I don't get this linux sutff, it is REALLY not done the right way. I mean i do an install, from the Red Hat disks and then i update it with with the Red Hat updater and what? It doesn't use the update? Thejn i gotta go through a friggin mess of stuff to use the new kernel?

Someone please help me with this who knows Red Hat...

Last edited by DropHit; 12-09-2003 at 04:07 PM.
 
  


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