[LON-CAPA-users] RPM update
Sat, 1 Jun 2002 20:54:11 -0400
Dear Dr. Jensen:
It should work, especially if you read the information that
I suggested at redhat.com.
If your system does not boot up, you can always rescue it with
the original RedHat 6.2 installation CD-ROMs based on instructions
If there are any problems with this, perhaps contact me directly at
email@example.com when convenient.
> 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.
> Lars Jensen, TMCC/Vista B200, 7000 Dandini Blvd, Reno NV 89512-3999.
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