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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 (df7626f46dd207eee70e237647d9c1a6)

Applies to

Package: kernel-bigsmp
kernel-debug
kernel-default
kernel-kdump
kernel-smp
kernel-source
kernel-syms
kernel-xen
kernel-xenpae
Product(s): SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP1 DEBUGINFO for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for x86
Zypp-Patch-Number: 3643
Release: 20070614
Obsoletes: 872a0bf0209b4bb43d83e111227a59d4

Indications

Update of Linux Kernel on x86 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
In case you are using LILO as bootmanager, please make sure that you also execute the command
lilo
after installing the update for the system to remain bootable. If you are using GRUB you don't need to do anything.
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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