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Re: How do I change kernel?

On Fri, 2006-05-19 at 22:26 -0400, Tony Nelson wrote:
> At 6:54 PM +0200 5/19/06, Tomas Larsson wrote:
> >Not exactly, but I want to run an earlier kernel, and have the kernel-devel
> >installed for that kernel as well, it seems that yum refuses to do anything
> >when a later devel is installed.
> >
> >Do I need to manually remove the current devel-package and reinstall the
> >earlier?
> You don't have to use yum at all.  If it's a Fedora kernel, just navigate
> the web to the download server and fetch the SRPM there.  Follow the
> instructions in the Release Notes and build as a normal user.
Why do the SRPM?.  Use the actual binary kernel rpm so you do not have
to compile.

The original kernel for the FC5 distro is at

Updated kernels are at

You may need to change the path depending on your architecture (i386 or
I noticed that the 2080 kernel is not there, but 2096 and 2111 are.
(2080 is missing from the SRPMs as well) (my machine is x86_64 so the
kernel may have different build numbers but I think they are the same.)

The OP may also want to make a change to keep the older kernels when he
does an update.
Editing /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/installonlyn.conf and changing the line
that says tokeep=2 to whatever value desired will keep as many installed
kernels as you choose.  The default keeps only the newly installed
kernel and the one currently running.

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