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

Robert kerplop at sbcglobal.net
Sat Sep 2 17:04:05 UTC 2006

Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-09-02 at 10:50 -0500, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>> ---On Sat, 2006-09-02 at 07:42 -0500, Gerald Waugh 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?
> The other issue sounds like maybe you have a custom built kernel driver
> that you need to build for your new kernel before you boot (maybe a
> SCSI/RAID driver)?
Since I'm still happily running CentOS 4.3, I should probably keep my 
to myself, but that immediate kernel panic sure is a reminder of 
attempting to boot
an i686 kernel with an i586 processor.  I'd try to duplicate the 
reported symptom
but my AMD K6-2 box has become an "organ transplant" donor strictly because
of kernel requirements.

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