[CentOS] yum kernel update problem
campbell at accelinc.com
Tue Sep 18 13:58:13 UTC 2007
On the subject of kernel updates:
I had my install kernel (2.6.18-8.el5xen) and 2.6.18-8.1.8.el5xen on the box.
I was unable to originally boot the update (8.1.8xen) because of the 3ware
driver issues (I needed to use a driver floppy at install time).
I jumped through some hoops (which I am struggling to understand) with
weak-updates to get the 2.6.18-8.1.8 kernel to see my raid devices, which
worked (technology beyond my ken is indistinguishable from magic :-).
I had a system which booted either kernel and ran fine, and thought I would
be able to update kernels with impunity from now on.
I ran the yum update, which updated the kernel along with other things.
When it ran, it removed my install kernel (2.6.18-8.el5xen). I now have
2.6.18-8.1.8.el5xen and 2.6.18-8.1.10.el5xen. The 2.6.18-8.1.8.el5xen
kernel still works fine, but the 2.6.18-8.1.10.el5xen kernel does NOT see my
I have a couple of questions:
Why did it remove my perfectly functioning install kernel?
How can I stop it from doing this?
Do I need to re-install the whole OS to get it back (since I needed a driver
disk at install time to make it work properly)?
I must admit this wasn't expected behavior (at least not by me).
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