[UCI-Linux] Re: Fedora Core 4 Update: kernel-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4

Mike Iglesias IGLESIAS at uci.edu
Fri Jul 15 13:05:35 PDT 2005

From: Dave Jones <davej at redhat.com>
To: fedora-announce-list at redhat.com
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 13:32:31 -0400
Subject: Re: Fedora Core 4 Update: kernel-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4

 > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
 > Fedora Update Notification
 > FEDORA-2005-572
 > 2005-07-15
 > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
 > Product     : Fedora Core 4
 > Name        : kernel
 > Version     : 2.6.12                      
 > Release     : 1.1398_FC4                  
 > Summary     : The Linux kernel (the core of the Linux operating system).
 > Description :
 > The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of
 > the Red Hat Linux operating system. The kernel handles the basic
 > functions of the operating system: memory allocation, process
 > allocation, device input and output, etc.

Some users noticed that after they updated to recent kernel updates,
their systems no longer booted.  If you had this problem, please check
that your /etc/modprobe.conf has entries for your disk controller(s)
If in doubt, you can run as root..

mv /etc/sysconfig/hwconf /etc/sysconfig/hwconf.bak
mv /etc/modprobe.conf /etc/modprobe.conf.bak

which should regenerate the modprobe.conf file.

*note* that you need to do this _before_ installing this kernel update.
The initrd gets built based upon the contents of /etc/modprobe.conf
during the post-install of the kernel rpm.

This problem in particular affected users of a broken RPM from
livna.org for the NVidia graphics driver, but judging from feedback
in bugzilla, there may be additional causes for the damage to



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