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

Tue May 13 17:53:21 UTC 2008
lannyma at gmail.com <lannyma at gmail.com>

On 5/12/08, Kai Schaetzl <maillists AT conactive DOT com> wrote:
> >
> > [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.

[root at compaq1300 ~]# lvdisplay
  --- Logical volume ---
  LV Name                /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00

  LV Size                10.53 GB

  > And the output of pvdisplay.

[root at compaq1300 ~]# pvdisplay
  --- Physical volume ---
  PV Name               /dev/hda9
  VG Name               VolGroup00
  PV Size               11.54 GB / not usable 4.47 MB
  Allocatable           yes (but full)
  PE Size (KByte)       32768
  Total PE              369
  Free PE               0
  Allocated PE          369
  PV UUID               VT1z1b-Mjeu-Yaes-9jjv-FLz6-DYYl-6XbLOu

Thank you Kai! Lanny