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Re: Redhat 2 error message during kernel install



On Fri, 2009-03-27 at 15:09 +1300, Paul Ward wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I know this is not Fedora but it is close enough I think.
> 
> I have just updated a Redhat 2 box running kernel "
> uname -a
> Linux erato 2.4.9-e.72enterprise #1 SMP Tue Jul 3 21:57:23 EDT 2007 i686 unknown
> 
> When installing a new kernel after downloading it via rhn I got the follwoing:
> [root erato up2date]# rpm -ivh kernel/kernel-enterprise-2.4.9-e.74.i686.rpm
> Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
>    1:kernel-enterprise      ########################################### [100%]
> All of your loopback devices are in use!
> 
> I checked arounf the web but struggled to find an answer.
> It seems according to grub it did not write the initrd line into the
> config, so I guess the initrd went wrong.
> 
> I looked at the mods loaded and noticed no loop device, however after
> the attemped install the folloing line appeared.
> [root erato up2date]# lsmod
> Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
> loop                   11952   0
> 
> At this point I ran out of ideas, can anyone suggest what step to take
> next, this is a live server and as such do not want tt do lots of
> reboots, it is also a remote server that I only have access to via
> ssh, so want to be careful about what I do to the network and loopback
> device.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Paul
> 
We need some clarification. I assum you mean RHEL 2 not Redhat 2.
I am nto sure how loopback is handled in that distribution.
Are you saying the kernal line in grub.conf has no initrd file defined.
You could create one with mkinitrd.

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