[Yum] Upgrade to specific kernel

Bob Kashani bobk at ocf.berkeley.edu
Sat Apr 8 18:41:16 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-04-08 at 15:38 +0200, Hansa wrote:
> Hi,
> I googled my *** off trying to find out how to upgrade my 2.6.11
> kernel to 2.6.15-1.1831_FC4. I specificaly don't want to upgrade to
> the newest kernel because of issues related to my graphics card.
> How can I upgrade to a specific kernel using yum?

Have you tried "yum install kernel-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4", I don't see a
1831 in the repo. Or you could just download the kernel via your browser
and "rpm -ivh kernel-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4*". Or you could try "yum
--exclude=kernel-2.6.16-1.2069 update". The kernel is always installed
in parallel (next to the other kernels) so you don't need to worry about
losing your old kernel. You can install several kernels and boot into
which ever one you want. :) To remove a kernel for example just do "yum
remove kernel-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4". You can check which kernels are
installed with "rpm -q kernel".


Bob Kashani

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