[SOLVED] How do I switch kernels?
I am somewhat ignorant when it comes to understanding the Linux kernel. I was installing a CentOS 5.4 guest OS on a VMWare 3.5 ESXI box. I mistakenly installed the 2.6.18-164.15.1.el5xen kernel instead of the standard kernel. It is my understanding that the xen kernel is for hosting VMs and not necessary if the install is a guest OS in a virtual environment. I am trying to install the VMWare tools in my guest OS. I installed the package kernel-devel but it seems to be the standard kernel not the xen kernel. Whenever I try to build the vmware tools package it sees that the running kernel is different from the sources on the machine. How can I switch to the standard kernel instead of the xen kernel since the xen kernel is unnecessary and seems to be complicating matters? This box already has some services configured on it and it is in production. I am trying to move forward without doing a reinstall and choosing a different kernel. Is that possible without causing more issues? Thanks!