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Kernel updating

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kcdworks, Mar 5, 2003.

  1. kcdworks

    kcdworks Well-Known Member

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    I was just having a discussion with a buddy of mine about kernel updates on a CPanel server.

    Should we be concerned about breaking WHM/CPanel or customer accounts when updating the kernel?

    Is up2date via SSH a safe way to do it in Redhat, or should we pay for remote hands to do it directly on the box?
     
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    MarlboroMan Well-Known Member

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    Kernel RPMs are pretty foolproof - if installed correctly.

    We generally download the RPMs directly from RH and install them with rpm -ivh <kernel RPM>

    Then, just update /etc/lilo.conf, keeping and renaming the old kernel <in case something DOES go wrong, just takes a quick set of remote hands on the reboot to get it back up>, and adding in the new kernel.

    Pray, and shutdown -r now

    I'm not sure if I want up2date doing my kernel installs, doing a -Uvh of a kernel install auto-magically updates your lilo.conf and deletes the old kernel.
     
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    After the edit lilo.conf and pray now is /sbin/lilo -v
    I am not sure if that is common knowledge, but that is where I got stuck. Good info.
     
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    MarlboroMan Well-Known Member

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    Doh - totally forgot to mention that.

    ::whaps self::
     
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    I wrote how tos in details about kernel update before , click on the search button and enter these:

    Seach by keyword: kernel

    search bu user name: itf
     
  6. Dillard

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    Doesn't Cpanel do this

    Hi all:

    Quick question:

    I order a ded.box with Cpanel installed. Works nicely but the disadvantage is that I didn't install it myself, so I don't know all the in's and out's..

    Therefor:

    Is Cpanel doing a Kernel-upgrade itself (if needed)? I see nightly updates for single packages.

    Or do I have to do the kernel-upgrade myself ?

    Thanks for the input!

    Regards, Dillard
     
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    NO cPanel/WHM does not upgrade the Kernel.
     
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    Angel78 Well-Known Member

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    Re: Re: Kernel updating

    http://forums.cpanel.net/read.php?TID=3802


    is not available...:confused:
     
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    Thanks, I know enough....

    Digging up my manuals now :)
     
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