Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114732
2.6.1 Uninstalls all 2.4 Kernels
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:35 EST
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Description of problem:
When I installed the 2.6.1 kernel (rawhide)? I did not change my
grub.conf file (my GRUB setup requires me to manually edit) so when I
tried to boot, it could not find the 2.4 kernel images that I had
It is obvious after doing a "rpm -q" that it had uninstalled all 2.4
versions of the kernel that would have otherwise been there. I feel
this limits functionality of the distribution by not giving consumers
a choice in using 2.4 in productivity situations and 2.6 for testing,
since some people might feel that 2.6 is not stable enough to be used
all of the time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Rawhide version of 2.6.1 Kernel
Actual Results: It appears that the 2.6 series eliminates all 2.4
Expected Results: It should adjust for compatability.
Did you run rpm -F or rpm -U rather than rpm -i? I have updated lots
of times to 2.6 kernels including to kernel-2.6.1-1.65 without problems.
I usually run rpm -U although I may have run rpm -i. I'll have to
download a new rawhide kernel to check. I guess the main question
here is, does RH and FC remove old 2.4 kernels because of the system
modifications needed to ensure that the old 2.4 kernels will run on
the system because of all of the 2.6 overhauls (i.e. alsa,/proc,etc.)
*never* use -U for installing new kernels.
There shouldn't be anything that will cause 2.4 kernels to be removed.