Bug 28189 - the kernel upgrade forgets to upgrade lilo and deletes old image. The machine hungs after the upgrade for this reason.
the kernel upgrade forgets to upgrade lilo and deletes old image. The machine...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2001-02-17 16:56 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:43 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-19 20:34:29 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2001-02-17 16:56:44 EST
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I upgraded to the new kernel using up2date. After the upgrade the machine
didn't boot due to lilo pointing to the old boot image. This old image is
inexistent because the upgrade deletes it, is this necessary? 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. upgrade to the new kernel using up2date and try to boot the machine

Actual Results:  the machine hungs

Expected Results:  the machine should boot the new kernel
Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2001-02-17 22:17:22 EST
automatic kernel updates are currently not supported with up2date.
The kernel packages are specifically excluded for automatic
updating with up2date.

There is currently work going to add supports for automatically
installing kernel packages.  But for the time being, the kernel
packaeges should be installed manually.
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2001-02-19 20:34:25 EST
Assigned QA to jturner
Comment 3 Preston Brown 2001-02-20 12:35:42 EST
For this release, kernel upgrades with up2date are not supported.  That is why
kernel is in the excludes list.

This _may_ be supported in the next release, but it may not.  The engineering
behind it to make sure nothing fails is non-trivial.

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