[CentOS] system "stuck" with 2.6.18-128 kernel. how to move to 2.6.18-194.17?

Aleksey Tsalolikhin atsaloli.tech at gmail.com
Sun Oct 3 01:16:36 EDT 2010


Hi.  I just noticed I had a CentOS 5.3 system that I updated to CentOS
5.5 a few days ago,
and I just ran "yum -y update" again to get the latest kernel, and I
just noticed it still has the old 2.6.18-128 kernel instead of the new
2.6.18-194.17.  What gives?

/etc/grub.conf points at 2.6.18-194.17, but when I reboot, 2.6.18-128 comes up.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
-at


myserver# yum -y update
...
myserver# reboot
.....

myserver# uname -a
Linux hwd-ddc-sonydb-prod 2.6.18-128.4.1.el5 #1 SMP Tue Aug 4 20:19:25
EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
myserver# cat /etc/grub.conf
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
#          root (hd0,0)
#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/md1
#          initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/md0
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title CentOS (2.6.18-194.17.1.el5)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-194.17.1.el5 ro root=/dev/md1
        initrd /initrd-2.6.18-194.17.1.el5.img
title CentOS (2.6.18-194.11.4.el5)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-194.11.4.el5 ro root=/dev/md1
        initrd /initrd-2.6.18-194.11.4.el5.img
title CentOS (2.6.18-128.4.1.el5)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5 ro root=/dev/md1
        initrd /initrd-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5.img
myserver# rpm -q kernel
kernel-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5
kernel-2.6.18-194.11.4.el5
kernel-2.6.18-194.17.1.el5
myserver#


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