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Dear all, i am having one System loaded with Redhat Linux Enterprise AS 3.0 and i386platform .the kernel ver for this is kernel-pcmcia-cs-3.1.31-13 kernel-2.4.21-4.EL kernel-source-2.4.21-4.EL kernel-utils-2.4-8.37 now i want to ...
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    Kernel upgrading on Redhat EL


    Dear all,

    i am having one System loaded with Redhat Linux Enterprise AS 3.0 and i386platform .the kernel ver for this is
    kernel-pcmcia-cs-3.1.31-13
    kernel-2.4.21-4.EL
    kernel-source-2.4.21-4.EL
    kernel-utils-2.4-8.37
    now i want to load oracle 10g in that ,the requirements for installations is
    kernel 2.4.21-15.EL

    i have downloaded kernel-2.4.21-15.EL.src.rpm package from Redhat and i have issued a command rpm -ivh kernel-2.4.21-15.EL.src.rpm .,it looks to be installtion completed.But i am not able to see any new kernel files in /usr/src folder also as well as in /boot FS also.pls can anyone suggest....what is the problem


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    If you have bootloader (especially GRUB) can you see your kernel version executed or the kernel on which your RHEL is running. Your kernel may have installed but may not be functional due to some reason. For the time being I dont know what they could be, but the old kernel does exist on the disk and u can check your kernel version at the terminal. Just check which version does it show and then you might be able to understand what is wrong!

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    if u wanna know what kernel version the computer's running, try:

    Code:
    uname -r
    that will tell you it
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    Dear all,

    i have installed the kernel using the RPM command as per the procedure given in the Redhat site.when i am issuing the command uname -r
    ,it is showing the old kernel ver only.i didn't able to find any entries of installation in boot loader file(/etc/grub.conf)and in /boot FS also.

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    /etc/grub.conf is usually a symlink to the file:

    /boot/grub/menu.lst file

    so where told to edit grub.conf file edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst file.
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