[LON-CAPA-users] RPM update

Lars Jensen lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 31 May 2002 22:21:51 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Scott,

I did your steps below, except that I forgot step 1, and I did step 4
with rpm -Fvh instead (am I in trouble??). I think I 
have a backup floppy somewhere in my
office, though. Everything in /boot looks good, and lilo
ran without errors. The 2.2.14 kernel is gone from /boot, so I
don't have it as a backup. If things go wrong when I do the re-boot, will 
I be able to use the original lon-capa CDROM to boot from?


On Thu, 30 May 2002, Scott Harrison wrote:

> 1) Make a backup floppy bootdisk:
>    mkbootdisk 2.2.14-5.0
> 2) Test your floppy bootdisk
> 3) Get kernel, kernel-headers, and kernel-smp RPMs
> 4) Install with '-ivh', NOT '-Uvh'
>    rpm -ivh kernel-2.2.19-6.2.16.i686.rpm
>    rpm -ivh kernel-headers-2.2.19-6.2.16.i386.rpm
>    rpm -ivh kernel-smp-2.2.19-6.2.16.i686.rpm
> 5) IMPORTANT!  Since you are using the kernel-smp package, you must
>    do this step (which is normally not needed)
>    /sbin/mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.2.19-6.2.16.img 2.2.19-6.2.16
>    /sbin/mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.2.19-6.2.16smp.img 2.2.19-6.2.16smp
> 6) Edit lilo.conf.

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