[CentOS] Desktop: After yum update and power off, cannot boot new Kernel

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 14:37:10 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 8:21 AM, Lanny Marcus <lmmailinglists at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 8:03 AM, Tim Verhoeven <tim.verhoeven.be at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 3:00 PM, Lanny Marcus <lmmailinglists at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Yesterday, in the afternoon, I did "yum update" on my Desktop.
>> Everything
>> > seemed AOK. After power down last night, when I powered on this morning,
>> it
>> > began to boot the new Kernel and then seemed to die. Instead of getting
>> the
>> > progress of the boot on the CRT, the screen was blank and nothing
>> happening.
>> > I am now running off the previous Kernel on this box. Is there a fix for
>> > this, so I can use the new Kernel? This morning, I did "yum upgrade" on
>> my
>> > daughter's box and that is finishing now. If I have the same problem on
>> that
>> > box, I will follow on in this thread. TIA, Lanny
>> Could it be that you are also having this issue :
>> http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=2912
>> Tim: I read the data for that Bug,  but on my CRT, after the boot begins,
> and it begins reporting the progress of the boot, the screen goes completely
> blank and there is no HD activity. After the "yum  update" yesterday, after
> I did the Reboot, it booted into the new Kernel, without any problem and I
> reported in the Happy Camper thread that it was a flawless upgrade. After
> the power down last night and power up this morning, the new Kernel will
> not boot and I am now running on the previous Kernel. This is a Dell
> Dimension 2400 with a 2.6 GHz Celeron CPU and 512 MB of RAM.  I am now
> curious, after the "yum upgrade" on my daughters box finishes, if it will
> have the same issue. TIA, Lanny

Follow On: After the "yum upgrade" on my daughters box (Dell Dimension 4300
with a P4 CPU, 1.6 GHz and (I think) 512 MB RAM, two (2) reboots went
perfectly, into the new Kernel. Then, I powered the box down, very briefly,
and powered it back on. No problem, booting into the new Kernel, on that
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