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Re: [opensuse] Safest way to update kernel? or don't bother?
  • From: Lars Müller <lmuelle@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2009 18:48:36 +0100
  • Message-id: <20090102174836.GF1479@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, Jan 02, 2009 at 06:31:28PM +0100, Sbs Bofh wrote:
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.

OK, that sounds like a much better idea!

Or use yum till you have openSUSE 11.1 and newer systems with a fast
zypper running.

See for a bit
more background on yum or zypper.

How do I figure out exactly which RPM I need to download from

a) "uname -a" displays the running kernel flavor (default,smp,bigsmp)
and architecture (i586,x86_64,ppc).
b) The version is currently independent of the actual used
CPU architecture.

Lars Müller [ˈlaː(r)z ˈmʏlɐ]
Samba Team
SUSE Linux, Maxfeldstraße 5, 90409 Nürnberg, Germany
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