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Re: [suse-security] Linux-Server is frozen after security update of kernel
  • From: Ken Schneider <kschneider@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: 03 Apr 2003 07:15:35 -0500
  • Message-id: <1049372135.4310.3.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Compaq lt1720US laptop, no problems with kernel update. You need to make
sure that your /etc/sysconfig/kernel file is correct regarding the
bootup modules installed (for mk_initrd) and run mk_initrd && lilo.

Ken

On Thu, 2003-04-03 at 03:45, Radu Voicu wrote:
> Hi, Bob!
>
> I am sure that your intentions are good, but I can bet that NOBODY upgraded
> the SuSE 8.0 default kernel k_deflt 2.4.18 without any problem...
>
> I've tried on several machines, one was a Compaq Deskpro and other was IBM
> NetVista... do you think that those machines are supported by SuSE??!?
>
> I don't want to start any flames on the list, but I'm pretty pissed off
> because all those machines was in production and remotely administered...
> and I've trusted SuSE like always... and they dissapointed me big time on
> this one...
>
> Regards,
> Radu
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bob Vickers" <bobv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "Eduard Avetisyan" <dich_ed@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: <arjen@xxxxxxxxxxx>; <suse-security@xxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2003 11:32 AM
> Subject: Re: [suse-security] Linux-Server is frozen after security update of
> kernel
>
>
> > On Wed, 2 Apr 2003, Eduard Avetisyan wrote:
> > > I'm afraid it's time to ask - on what type of machine and what
> > > configuration has SuSE tested the new kernel ;-) Maybe all
> > > switch to exactly that type of hardware in the future?
> > >
> >
> > It's also fair to ask the people having problems whether their hardware
> > is on SuSE's supported hardware list. People can run SuSE Linux on any
> > hardware they like, and they can ask for advice on appropriate mailing
> > lists. But they shouldn't start whinging to SuSE unless they have checked
> > the hardware is supported (maybe it is, maybe it isn't, I don't know).
> >
> > We should also remember that the traffic on this list is heavily biased
> > towards people having problems. I imagine the upgrade worked flawlessly on
> > most systems.
> >
> > And one more thing: in the days before the update was released the
> > messages on this list were along the lines of "Why haven't you released it
> > yet, it can't take that long to build a kernel?". Obviously if they could
> > have a few weeks for testing they could eliminate a lot of these problems.
> > But they have to strike a balance.
> >
> > Bob
> > ==============================================================
> > Bob Vickers R.Vickers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Dept of Computer Science, Royal Holloway, University of London
> > WWW: http://www.cs.rhul.ac.uk/home/bobv
> > Phone: +44 1784 443691
> >
> >
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> >
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