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Kernel update help need!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by colorcloud, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. colorcloud

    colorcloud Active Member

    Aug 14, 2003
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    Hi all

    I just update a RH9 server to CentOS 3.6 using this guide:

    Everything looks OK except the kernel, I use rpm to remove kernel and run again:
    root@ns2 [/boot]# yum update
    Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
    Server: CentOS-3 - Addons
    Server: CentOS-3 - Base
    Server: CentOS-3 - Extras
    Server: CentOS-3 - Updates
    Finding updated packages
    Downloading needed headers
    Resolving dependencies
    Dependencies resolved
    I will do the following:
    [install: kernel-smp 2.4.21-37.EL.i686]
    [install: kernel 2.4.21-37.EL.i686]
    Is this ok [y/N]: y
    Running test transaction:
    Test transaction complete, Success!
    kernel 100 % done 1/2
    stdin: is not a tty
    stdin: is not a tty
    stdin: is not a tty
    No module ft3xx found for kernel 2.4.21-37.EL, aborting.
    mkinitrd failed
    kernel-smp 100 % done 2/2
    stdin: is not a tty
    stdin: is not a tty
    stdin: is not a tty
    No module ft3xx found for kernel 2.4.21-37.ELsmp, aborting.
    mkinitrd failed
    Kernel Updated/Installed, checking for bootloader
    Grub found - making this kernel the default
    Installed:  kernel-smp 2.4.21-37.EL.i686 kernel 2.4.21-37.EL.i686
    Transaction(s) Complete
    The grub.conf is not modified at all. I have a "No module ft3xx found for kernel 2.4.21-37.EL, aborting." error here,
    also I check the /boot and find out there is no initrd-2.4.XXX-smp.img file for the new kernel,
    I tried "mkinitrd" to make one but still got "No module ft3xx found for kernel 2.4.21-37.EL, aborting."

    What else can I do to fix this?
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2002
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    Go on, have a guess
    This isn't really appropriate for these forums as it has nothing to do with cPanel. I'd suggest that you seek help either on a server admin resource forum or from someone who has done such upgrades in the past.

    It would be a much smoother ride under such circumstances to backup user data using cPanel backup and then wipe the OS and install it afresh, otherwise you could continue having problems further down the line with the mixed nature of the OS installed.

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