RHEL4 kernel update no longer available

I’ve been experiencing the oddest thing in RHEL4:

When a new kernel version was released:

  • The upgrade its listed when I do "up2date -l"
  • One week later I tried to upgrade the kernel, but “surprise” the new kernel is not there anymore.

Now I really want to upgrade the kernel and don’t know how.

Answer

About the most usual explanation is that /boot is a separate partition with ‘noauto’ in /etc/fstab so is not mounted upon boot, when you type ‘up2date’ then the new kernels will be installed into /boot (which is actually on the / filesystem) and NOT into /boot 🙂

If this is the case then you may need to;

mount /boot

Then run your update command!

If you paste the output of ‘df -h’ into your question then someone can update their answer. Perhaps it is also something else which I’ve not covered! 🙂

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Source : Link , Question Author : criss , Answer Author : nixgeek

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