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

Tue May 13 15:33:17 UTC 2008
Lanny Marcus <lannyma at gmail.com>

On Mon, 2008-05-12 at 18:37 +0200, Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> 651k51947373y3956817f807f49d at mail.gmail.com>
> X-Rcpt-To: <centos at centos.org>
>  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.

Kai: As I just replied to Ross, no, the only Linux distro on our boxes
is CentOS 5.

>  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?

No repair was attempted.

> 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.

I will run those commands and give you the output, after she stops using
the box. ASAP.  TIA, Lanny