[CentOS] system "stuck" with 2.6.18-128 kernel. how to move to2.6.18-194.17?

Brunner, Brian T. BBrunner at gai-tronics.com
Mon Oct 4 11:27:11 EDT 2010


 

> I can't tell if someone's email has run the lines together. The 
> first entry has to be
> >> 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
> with the next "title" on the next line.

BINGO!  Only one time did the word 'title' appear in his grub.conf.

So I looked at the LAST not FIRST 'kernel' line after 'title' and noted
that the 'kernel' info there matched what actually booted.

I surmise that grub reads the title-to-title section top-to-bottom
discarding any earlier 'kernel' line if it hits a subsequent 'kernel'
line.
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