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How to upgrade latest kernel using rpm

How to upgrade latest kernel using rpm

If you wish to upgrade existing kernel on your Linux Server you have to follow the following steps

login to your Linux Server with root user

Check the current kernel available with following command

#uname -r

Now download the new available kernel from kernel.org

http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/3/srodzaj/2/search/kernel-2.4.21-47.0.1.EL.src.rpm

rpm -ihv kernel-smp-2.4.21-47.0.1.EL.i686.rpm

edit grub.conf and verify whether new kernel is available or not

For making new kernel as default kernel , make sure that it is available before previous on and default option is 0 in /boot/grub/grub.conf

then reboot the server using command

#shutdown -r now

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