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Recommended update for the Linux kernel

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(Last modified: 14JUN2007)


solutions Recommended update for the Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (de4e72bbaa6d0474efac346df232e0d2)

Applies to

Package: kernel-default
kernel-iseries64
kernel-kdump
kernel-ppc64
kernel-source
kernel-syms
Product(s): SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP1 DEBUGINFO for IBM POWER
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM POWER
Zypp-Patch-Number: 3640
Release: 20070614
Obsoletes: f45d3f50f8716f9def05425264649e9f

Indications

Update of Linux Kernel on ppc because of updated perl-Bootloader.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Update of Linux Kernel on ia64 because of updated perl-Bootloader.
This update is necessary because of an updated version of perl-Bootloader that fixes problems during a kernel upgrade.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system.
First, find out which kernel package to use, for example with
rpm -qf /boot/vmlinuz
Download the kernel image fitting your setup and install it with: rpm -Fvh kernel-*.rpm
After performing the RPM package update of your kernel package, you must execute the following commands as root to make sure that your system will start up again:
mk_initrd lilo
Finally, reboot the system with
shutdown -r now
to load the new kernel (replace "now" with the appropriate amount of time to allow local users to cleanly log out, for example "+5" for five minutes.)

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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