[CentOS] Kernel-2.6.9-42.0.2EL fails to boot after upgrade to CentOS 4.4

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sat Sep 2 16:44:40 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-09-02 at 10:54, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> > 
> > We have a problem with upgrade to 4.4
> > When we run 'yum update' everything appears to be OK
> > But, if we reboot the server with the new kernel, 
> > we get "kernel panic" when the new kernel attempts to load.
> > 
> > The CentOS splash screen shows briefly, but not long enough to select
> > the old kernel
> Hmmm ...
> You should get a screen that has a kernel name and is blue, at that
> screen, you should be able to press any key and then select a kernel
> before the kernel actually starts booting.
> Does that work?

If that doesn't work, boot the install CD with 'linux rescue'
at the boot prompt. It should auto-detect your installed
system, mount it, and suggest that you 
chroot /mnt/sysinstall
do that, edit /etc/grub.conf to default to your old
kernel, then exit twice to reboot.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell at gmail.com

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