[CentOS] Question on installing 2.6.18

Thu Dec 7 13:54:25 UTC 2006
Jerry Geis <geisj at pagestation.com>

>>Jerry Geis wrote:
>>/ Hi,
/>>/ I have a need to install 2.6.18 kernel.
/>>/ After I configure, make, make modules, make install (all that is good).
/>>/ The last thing I do is 'make install'. This also modifies grub.conf and
/>>/ adds an entry for my new kernel. However it leaves the old kernel as still
/>>/ the default. Is there a way to have it automatically set my new kernel
/>>/ as the default in grub.conf so when I reboot the new kernel is active.
>Edit grub.conf

>Set default=x where x is the menu order position of 2.6.18. The order 
>starts from 0.

>title CentOS (2.6.18)
>	kernel (hd0,1)/vmlinuz-2.6.18 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
>	initrd (hd0,1)/initrd-2.6.18.img
>title CentOS (2.6.9-42.0.3.plus.c4)
>         root (hd0,1)
>         kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-42.0.3.plus.c4 ro 
>         initrd /initrd-2.6.9-42.0.3.plus.c4.img
>title CentOS (2.6.9-42.0.3.EL)
>         root (hd0,1)
>         kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-42.0.3.EL ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
>         initrd /initrd-2.6.9-42.0.3.EL.img
>title CentOS-4 x86_64 (2.6.9-42.EL)
>         root (hd0,1)
>         kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-42.EL ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
>         initrd /initrd-2.6.9-42.EL.im


Thanks for the reply.... What you suggest is what I am doing now. Editing grub.conf by hand.
I was hoping there was a command line method that would automatically do this editing for me
when I do the "make install" and set the default=X to my new kernel I just built.

Is there anything like that? Thanks,