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Re: [SLE] Kernel Downgrade?
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 02:33:11 +0200
  • Message-id: <200404150233.11129.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 15 April 2004 02.30, Josh Berkus wrote:
> Anders,
>
> > I beg your pardon? I've installed several dozen suse kernel rpms, and
> > I've never seen one yet that didn't update /boot. Is /boot on a separate
> > partition, and was in mounted when you installed the rpm?
>
> It's on the same partition. The package I installed is
> kernel-source-2.4.166-i586.rpm. There isn't another kernel package that I
> can find, on my system or off it.
>
> To demonstrate:
>
> temoku:/var/lib/YaST2/you/mnt/i386/update/9.0/rpm/i586 # rpm -Uvh --force
> kernel-source-2.4.21-166.i586.rpm
> Preparing... ###########################################
> [100%] 1:kernel-source ###########################################
> [100%] temoku:/var/lib/YaST2/you/mnt/i386/update/9.0/rpm/i586 # cd /boot
> temoku:/boot # ls
> . initrd-2.4.21-199-default
> .. initrd.shipped
> Kerntypes-2.4.21-199-default lost+found
> System.map message
> System.map-2.4.19-4GB.pre-win4lin vmlinux-2.4.21-199-default.gz
> System.map-2.4.21-199-default vmlinuz
> System.map.win4lin vmlinuz-2.4.21-199-default
> boot vmlinuz.shipped
> config-2.4.21-199-default win4lin
> grub win4lin.config
> initrd
>
> As you can see, boot still has the same vmlinuz etc.

Indeed, because the package kernel-source contains not the actual kernel, but
the kernel source.

You want a package called either k_deflt-2.4.21-166 or k_athlon-2.4.21-166 or
k_smp-2.4.21-166, depending on your architecture (k_athlon for AMD machines,
k_smp for multi-CPU machines, and k_deflt for everything else)

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