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Old 02-02-2004, 04:30 PM   #1
haribon
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Question up2date problem - failure to completely install new kernel rpm


Hi! I just purchased my linux box. It my second week at it. I haven't encountered any problem on features that have proper documentation.

So I wasupdating my RH9 2.4.20-8 to 2.4.20-28.9. I was able to download the rpm. Then while up2date was installing it hanged. I had no choice but to close it since it spent 3 hours just trying to install the 2.4.20-28.9 rpm. It turns out later on that it was installed but not completely. I did the Grub Loader editing, even visited previous version sites that teaches how to manually update. Finally I rebooted.

Lo and behold! It wont boot. It says "Kernel panic" or something like that. At least the previous kernel is working fine.

Does anyone know how to uninstall a kernel? So i can install it again? Or maybe know of a way how I can fix the installation?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 02-02-2004, 07:34 PM   #2
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Yes, to uninstall it, just take the stuff you put into grub.conf (/boot/grub/) out and delete all the files bearing that exact number from /boot (as root of course)
Don't delete anyhting else, or you'll have a fried system.

As for your up2date problems.. that's a redhat thing :P gave up on RPMs a long time ago.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 08:14 AM   #3
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That simple? Wow! Ok I can do that Athough I guess I would have to learn how to compile stuff. Thats ok I can learn

Thank you.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 05:04 PM   #4
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There's a guide on compiling a new kernel as a sticky in one of the forums.

Happy to help
 
  


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