Rick Bilonick wrote: > I'm running FC6. There are two kernels installed: > > [root localhost ~]# rpm -qva | grep ^kernel > kernel-184.108.40.206-32.fc6 > kernel-headers-220.127.116.11-32.fc6 > kernel-2.6.20-1.2962.fc6 > > The problem is, wireless doesn't work with the newer kernel (18.104.22.168-32 > - something to do with a conflict between wireless-tools and wireless > extensions and versions which I could not resolve) but it does work with > the older kernel (2.6.20-1.2962) and all the previous kernels. There is > a newer kernel available: 22.214.171.124-42. I would like to install > 126.96.36.199-42 and keep 2.6.20-1.2962. Yumex wants to remove 2962. I've > tried to remove 32 but when I try this it wants to remove the > kmod-ndiswrapper that goes with 2962 (because of dependencies - which > seems weird to me). Is there some way to do this with yumex or yum? Is > it possible to have all three kernels installed? (I used to be able to > have many kernels installed in previous versions of FC, not just two.) > I've also tried unchecking the kernel-module plugin for yumex but this > seems to have no effect. > > Any advice would be appreciated. I would like to try the new kernel to > see if wireless will work but I don't want to lose a working kernel. > > Rick B. > This is strange - normally yum will not remove the running kernel when adding a new kernel. Because I do not reboot this machine very often, I have had kernels installed and removed that were never booted, because I was still using the older version because I had not rebooted. You may be able to get around the dependency bug by using rpm instead of yum to remove the kernel. (rpm -e kernel-188.8.131.52-32 or rpm -e --nodeps kernel-184.108.40.206-32) Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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