[K12OSN] OT - Yum problem

Joseph Bishay joseph.bishay at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 18:26:48 UTC 2009


So from the replies I've read even if it messed up the kernel
installation the existing one should run just fine.  This is excellent

My follow-up question is, does this mean that the issue, whatever it
is, could be resolved by getting to the actual physical box and
running "yum clean all", yum update" again?


>> 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.
>> Jeff
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