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Re: [FC3] kernel-2.6.11-1.14_FC3 freezes on boot

Yuandan Zhang wrote:
Michael Hennebry wrote:

On 16 Apr 2005, Slava Bizyayev wrote:

I use kernel-2.6.10-1.770_FC3 on my HP OmniBook XE2 pretty happily.
After updating kernel to kernel-2.6.11-1.14_FC3 I experience a strange
behavior -- in the end of the boot (instead of X-login screen) machine
freezes, and I cannot even get the terminal access with ctrl-alt-F1. Has
someone experienced something similar? What's the work around?

For some reason, when I installed FC3, I got two kernels,
one for SMP, the other for uniprocessing.
Although I only have one processor,
the SMP version was made the default.
Unless I was quick enough to stop it, the SMP version would
run for a while and freeze.  The reset button produced an
unclean reboot.  After about three of those, the filesystems
were corrupted beyond repair.  I had to reinstall.
My work-around was to edit grub's configuration file to ignore
the SMP version.

Perhaps your update produced a similar evil.

Hi, I got exactly the same problem. I upgaded kernel from kernel-2.6.10-1.770_FC3 on my HP nx5000 to kernel-2.6.11-1.14_FC3, Boot freezed. I troed to boot to the old kernel kernel-2.6.10-1.770_FC3, it froze too.

Many help to get it started? If I used FC rescure disk, How can revert current kernel to orignial one?

Thanks a lot


If the kernel-2.6.10-1.770_FC3 used to work and then stopped working after upgrading to the kernel-2.6.11-1.14_FC3 version, using the original kernel might not be of much help. There is probably a problem related to something else that you installed along with the kernel update that is causing you problems.

Regardless, the answer to your question would be to use the --oldpackage option to rpm. This option will allow you to install older rpm versions.

rpm -ivh --oldpackage kernel-2*.rpm
as root user while in the directory that contains the kernel rpm package (and as root) should install the older kernel version.


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