[CentOS] Kernel-2.6.9-42.0.2EL fails to boot after upgrade to CentOS 4.4

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Sat Sep 2 15:54:39 UTC 2006


On Sat, 2006-09-02 at 10:50 -0500, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> ---On Sat, 2006-09-02 at 07:42 -0500, Gerald Waugh wrote:
> 
> We have a problem with upgrade to 4.4
> When we run 'yum update' everything appears to be OK
> But, if we reboot the server with the new kernel, 
> we get "kernel panic" when the new kernel attempts to load.
> 
> The CentOS splash screen shows briefly, but not long enough to select
> the old kernel


Hmmm ...

You should get a screen that has a kernel name and is blue, at that
screen, you should be able to press any key and then select a kernel
before the kernel actually starts booting.

Does that work?

The other issue sounds like maybe you have a custom built kernel driver
that you need to build for your new kernel before you boot (maybe a
SCSI/RAID driver)?
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