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Re: Old kernel version in use even after upgrade. Please suggest.



On Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 04:10:36PM +0530, unix syzadmin wrote:
> We recently upgraded a server running RHEL AS3 Update3 to Update5.
> We have used yum to update.

Red Hat has never supported this.  RHEL AS does not ship with yum and
doesn't use yum for updates. 

> I could confirm the upgrade by looking at the /etc/redhat-release file.
> 
> # more /etc/redhat-release
> Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 3 (Taroon Update 5)
> 
> However the kernel version shown for the uname -a command looks to be still
> old.
> 
> # uname -a
> Linux bngddia6 2.4.21-20.EL #1 SMP Wed Aug 18 20:30:22 EDT 2004 ia64 ia64
> ia64 GNU/Linux
> 
> # rpm -qa | grep kernel
> kernel-2.4.21-20.EL
> kernel-2.4.21-32.EL
> kernel-utils-2.4-8.37.12
> kernel-source-2.4.21-32.EL
> kernel-source-2.4.21-20.EL
> 
> How do I change this.  Please suggest.

For starters, use up2date - it does what it's supposed to do.  To fix
the current situation, edit /etc/grub.conf and change the default kernel
entry.

        .../Ed

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Ed Wilts, RHCE
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