Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Red Hat
User Name
Red Hat This forum is for the discussion of Red Hat Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 12-09-2003, 03:37 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 95

Rep: Reputation: 15
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.


Last edited by DropHit; 12-09-2003 at 11:07 PM.
Old 12-09-2003, 03:47 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: The Real Washington
Distribution: Debian, Android
Posts: 1,819

Rep: Reputation: 46
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
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 95

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
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.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
copy constructor causing confusing error message. (gcc c++) qwijibow Programming 6 09-21-2005 09:34 PM
error message after up2date haddel Linux - Software 9 05-27-2005 11:31 AM
no x-window after up2date merlin666 Fedora 5 04-28-2005 09:02 AM
confusing boot message ludwig W Linux - General 5 06-07-2004 09:29 AM
Really confusing boot message plz vdogvictor Linux - Newbie 2 03-15-2004 08:09 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Red Hat

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:23 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration