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

Mon May 12 16:37:50 UTC 2008
Kai Schaetzl <maillists at conactive.com>

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 wrote on Mon, 12 May 2008 08:51:46 -0500:

> [root at compaq1300 ~]# df
> Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
> /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00
>                       10696956   4597688   5547128  46% /
> /dev/hda3               102486     22174     75020  23% /boot

I don't understand how this can go together with this partition table:
/dev/hda3            5348       10586    39606840   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/hda8            3734        3747      105808+  83  Linux
/dev/hda9            3748        5347    12095968+  8e  Linux LVM

Your /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 might be on /dev/hda9 and the correct 
boot partition for it is probably /dev/hda8.
Then you have /dev/hda3 which is another LVM partition, but which is not 
used by your installation at all (at least the small size of VolGroup00-
LogVol00 suggests this). And at the same time your installation has 
mounted /dev/hda3 as a normal partition (although it is LVM) and uses it 
to install the kernel updates and thinks it's the boot partition. However, 
the /dev/hda3 that your system uses is about 100 MB while the /dev/hda3 of 
the partition table is roughly half the size of your whole disk and LVM 
managed. This all doesn't fit together.
Ross thinks you have more than one distribution on that disk. That could 
indeed be an explanation. Did you do a repair or so? The twofold 
installation of Windows somehow hosed the booting and you tried to repair 
the system and somehow the boot partitions got mixed up or so?
Do an "lvdisplay" and post some lines from it here, the LV Name and LV 
Size lines should be sufficient. And the output of pvdisplay.


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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