Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 28189
the kernel upgrade forgets to upgrade lilo and deletes old image. The machine hungs after the upgrade for this reason.
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:43:39 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?
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
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.
Assigned QA to jturner
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.