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Re: yum - problem installing kernel



On Tue, 2006-05-23 at 23:08 -0400, Barry K. Myrvold wrote:
> Any help would be appreciated:
> I have not been able to install new kernels.  When I run yum update, all 
> new packages from the various repositories install  successfully, except 
> yum has been stalling on the installation of updated kernels. 
> For example, I recently ran 'yum update' but it stalled while installing 
> kernel-smp-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5.  After a while I gave up and hit Crl-C 
> shutting yum down.
> I then downloaded the rpm and attempted to install it to the same effect 
> - it stalled at some point during the installation process.  I hit 
> Ctrl-C and got the following mesage:
> error: %post(kernel-smp-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5.i686) scriptlet failed, signal 2
> 
> Now, the computer can't decided whether that kernel is installed or not 
> - see below:
>  [barry localhost Desktop]$ sudo rpm -ivh 
> kernel-smp-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5.i686.rpm
> Preparing...                ########################################### 
> [100%]
>         package kernel-smp-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5 is already installed
> [barry localhost Desktop]$ sudo rpm -e kernel-smp-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5.i686.rpm
> error: package kernel-smp-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5.i686.rpm is not installed
> 
IOT rpm -e a file use the package name (i.e without .rpm extension at
minimum.) try this:

sudo rpm -e kernel-smp-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5



> Here's rpm -q kernel-smp:
> kernel-smp-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5
> kernel-smp-2.6.16-1.2111_FC5
> kernel-smp-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5
> 
> and grub.conf looks like this  (no 2122 kernel!):
> # grub.conf generated by anaconda
> #
> # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
> # NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
> #          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
> #          root (hd0,0)
> #          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda3
> #          initrd /initrd-version.img
> #boot=/dev/sda
> default=1
> timeout=5
> splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
> #hiddenmenu
> title Memtest86 v3.2
>         kernel /memtest86-3.2
> title Fedora Core (2.6.16-1.2111_FC5smp)
>         root (hd0,0)
>         kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.16-1.2111_FC5smp ro root=LABEL=/
>         initrd /initrd-2.6.16-1.2111_FC5smp.img
> title Fedora Core (2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp)
>         root (hd0,0)
>         kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
>         initrd /initrd-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp.img
> 
	I'm not sure of this, but, as a guess  I believe grubby uses the grub
sections as a template when a kernel is installed.  Just for giggles try
moving your Memtest86 & its associated kernel line to the bottom of the
list.  

	The only other thing I can think of, check how full your /boot
partition is. (use df command) if it is short take a look in there and
see if there is a bunch of stuff you don't need in there.

HTH

Scott

> Not sure if this information is relevant, but here's lspci (the machine 
> is a relatively dated Dell Precision dual Pentium III/1000 GH)
> 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host 
> bridge (rev 03)
> 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP 
> bridge (rev 03)
> 00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
> 00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
> 00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
> 00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
> 00:0d.0 PCI bridge: Hint Corp HB6 Universal PCI-PCI bridge 
> (non-transparent mode) (rev 15)
> 00:0e.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus 
> Controller (rev 01)
> 00:10.0 RAID bus controller: Silicon Image, Inc. Adaptec AAR-1210SA SATA 
> HostRAID Controller (rev 02)
> 00:11.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone]
> 00:13.0 PCI bridge: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21152 (rev 03)
> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV28 [GeForce4 Ti 
> 4200 AGP 8x] (rev a1)
> 02:08.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 41)
> 02:08.1 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 41)
> 02:08.2 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 (rev 02)
> 02:0c.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 
> IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
> 03:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)
> 03:09.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy MIDI/Game port 
> (rev 04)03:09.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire 
> Port (rev 04)
> 03:0a.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AHA-2940U2/U2W / 7890/7891
> 
> Thanks,
> Barry
> 
> 
> 
>  
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