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Re: Kernel panic after updating to 2.6.22.1-27.fc7 kernel



Mon, 23 Jul 2007 19:17:59 +1000, David Timms <dtimms iinet net au>
wrote:

> Andy Green wrote:
> >> Nevertheless, I'd appreciate any pointers in resolving the problem. When
> >> installing the next kernel, I don't wish to be left with new kernel that
> >> possibly won't work, and a kernel that definitely doesn't work.
> > 
> > You can at least avoid that fate by editing
> > 
> > /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/installonlyn.conf
> > 
> > This is responsible for controlling the "last 2 kernels" action in
> > yum... you can either disable it in there or change the number of
> > kernels it keeps.
> At the value of two, yum will keep the currently running kernel, install 
> a newer kernel, and then erase any other one (it wont erase your 
> currently running one). Given you can't boot the dodgy one, to the point 
> where you can run yum, there isn't a way for the possibility you suggest 
> to occur.
> 
> There is other yum- plugings to hold packages at certain releases etc.
> 
> DaveT.
> 
Ah yes, of course. Thanks for pointing this out to me, Dave. Why didn't
I think of it myself? Well, this isn't the first (or last) time my
ignorance was revealed. Hopefully I'm learning though...

BR, Antti



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