Up2Date Not Correctly Updating Kernels?

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My server appears to be running 2.4.21, while the latest kernel version appears to be 2.6 ... I am using the correct Up2Date command ... so, why would it not be downloading the latest kernel?
 

BrightAdmin

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Hi,

Check whether autoupdate feature is enabled in /etc/autoupdate.d/autoupdate.conf file. Sometimes this may cause a problem.

Regards,

Bright:)
 

mbarb

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I do not think that Red Hat has released a version of the 2.6 kernel yet as it is still very ney. look to RH's site for the latest version of the kernel for your OS
 

haze

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2.4.21 isn't an rpm kernel and if you don't currently have any RPM kernels installed up2date will probably miss it. Go grab the correct rpm and rpm -iv kernelname.rpm ( assuming your on redhat )
 

haze

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What version of redhat do you have? How much ram? What kind and speed of CPU? Also, do you know what bootloader is currently in use?
 
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RedHat Enterprise 3.0
1GIG Ram
Pentium 4 - 2.0GHZ

I have no idea what bootloader is being used. How would I figure that out?
 

haze

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Hmm.. im not sure where to get the redhat kernel for enterprise as I don't use it. However, if you can locatate it, get the regular kernel ( not the SMP or BIGMEM Kernel ) and to install:

rpm -ivh filename.rpm

A quick lazy way to check what boot loader you are using:
cat /etc/lilo.conf
cat /etc/grub.conf

If one of those returns an error ( file not found, etc ) then chances are you are not using that bootloader.

If you are using lilo, then after the rpm install above, "pico -w /etc/lilo.conf" and make the necessary changes. After that issue "lilo -v -v" and look for errors then "shutdown -rf now".

If you are unsure of what needs to be changed, then do a search on this forum and on google for help. Messing with the kernel, especially if you don't know what you are doing, could render your server useless. I would suggest getting a local test box and fool around with that or hire someone capable of doing the work for you.