[CentOS] "yum update" did not update kernel on one box

Wed May 7 16:30:01 UTC 2008
Kai Schaetzl <maillists at conactive.com>

 wrote on Wed, 7 May 2008 08:53:01 -0500:

> -rw------- 1 root root    816 May  7 05:08 grub.conf

got changed 5:08 today. Are you sure you booted after that? What does uname 
-a show now?

> default=0
> timeout=5
> splashimage=(hd0,2)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
> hiddenmenu
> title CentOS (2.6.18-53.1.14.el5)
>         root (hd0,2)
>         kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-53.1.14.el5 ro
> root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
>         initrd /initrd-2.6.18-53.1.14.el5.img

The machine *is* booting vmlinuz-2.6.18-53.1.14.el5 and you should also be 
able to see all three available boot options. You should be seeing something 
like "booting CentOS in x seconds". You can interrupt this by pressing a key. 
You should then see all three options and the first one with CentOS (2.6.18-
53.1.14.el5) highlighted. If you continue with that I don't see a way it 
could not be booting into vmlinuz-2.6.18-53.1.14.el5.

What makes me wonder a bit is this: (hd0,2). If you set this system up new 
with CentOS 5 this would hardly be the case if you accepted default 
partitioning options. Is there another system, maybe Windows, on the disk or 
some external boot manager or so?


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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