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

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 15:01:52 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: On my box, when it is trying to boot the latest Kernel
(2.6.18-92.1.1el5) the last thing I see on the CRT is "starting udev"  and
after that, the screen goes blank and there is no HD activity.  I am booting
OK into 2.6.18-53.1.21.el5. I powered down my daughters box again, briefly,
and powered it back on and it booted into the latest kernel again, without
any issues.

Could this issue involve the fact that my box is an Intel Celeron and her
box is an Intel P4?
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