[CentOS] how long to reboot server ?

Keith Roberts keith at karsites.net
Fri Sep 3 14:10:57 EDT 2010


On Fri, 3 Sep 2010, Matthew Miller wrote:

> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> From: Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] how long to reboot server ?
> 
> On Fri, Sep 03, 2010 at 12:17:37PM -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Does anyone know if this is special-cased or some config setting?  I
>
> It's special-cased.
>
>> recall in FC5 having a an IBM 225 that ran OK with the initial kernels
>> but at some update would not boot the new one and many subsequent
>> versions. I think there were more failing kernels than the number
>> configured to keep but I was always able to recover by selecting the old
>> working version in the grub boot menu so it looked like it was a special
>> case.  Eventually I did a bios update on the machine which let the new
>> kernels run but broke the older ones.
>
> You can configure the number to keep to be very large, if you want.

How do you do that then Matt?

Regards,

Keith

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