[K12OSN] OT - Yum problem

Jeff Siddall news at siddall.name
Tue Oct 27 18:42:33 UTC 2009

Joseph Bishay wrote:
> Hello,
> I hope everyone is well.
> I was just running "Yum update" on my k12Linux LTSP server and there
> were a number of updates -- however the process just hung during the
> installation of the new Kernel.  I was connected via SSH so after a
> while the ssh session just terminated from no activity.  I'm rather
> stressed out now as I am hoping the server isn't toast from a failed
> Kernel install.  What do you recommend I do?

When yum "updates" a kernel it typically doesn't uninstall the most
recent kernel(s) -- which means your running kernel will likely be
untouched.  Even if yum did remove your running kernel from the disk it
shouldn't do so until after the new one is installed.  Further, the
running kernel should not stop running even if it's files are removed
from the disk.

All this to say it is unlikely your machine is dead from the kernel update.


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