On Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 2:54 PM, Sbs Bofh <sbsbofh(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
So, I'm using openSuSE 10.3 on a machine which is
running in a
headless configuration in a datacenter several hundred miles away. I
have serial console access and can see some but not all of the boot-up
over the serial console.
Currently on kernel 220.127.116.11-0.2 (the SMP flavor, I think, if that
makes any difference)
zypper -v pchk says the box needs a kernel security update - how do I
judge whether I should apply the update or not? (BTW, there are no
local users on this machine other than me.)
If I apply this update, is there a risk of the box failing to boot
afterwards? This would be A Bad Thing.
Is there a "safer" way to apply this update, perhaps by keeping the
old kernel available in the grub boot menu?
Download the package and install it using rpm, the new kernel will add
a default new entry in the grub config.
If all works, you can remove the old one using the same command.
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