[Centos] kernel update with yum - no grub entry

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Fri Dec 10 20:20:17 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-12-10 at 15:01 -0500, Paul Pianta wrote:
> Hi people
> I am new to this list - actually I am one of (probably) a few who are
> jumping ship from WBEL. I feel like a bit of a scab jumping over at this
> time - but we all make mistakes eh?
> I have installed CentOS and ran 'yum update' and installed everything it
> prompted me for. After a reboot, I realised I had booted into the same
> original kernel-2.4.21-20.EL.c0smp and not the updated one -
> kernel-2.4.21-20.0.1.ELsmp.
> Upon further inspection I found that there was no entry made in
> grub.conf for the new kernel, and there is no initrd in /boot for this
> new kernel.
> Could someone please explain what has happened and whether it is normal
> behaviour or not? I am used to updating a kernel with yum and having all
> of the grub stuff done automatically for me :/ Now that I might have to
> do it manually myself I am getting all sooky and so came to this list to
> cry for help (and coz I'm a lazy bastard!).

yum doesn't even put the line in your grub.conf for the kernel to exist
it just sets the default
did your mkinitrd script not run? did you see an error?


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