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by ganrang
2010/10/27 03:07:42
Forum: CentOS 5 - General Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Yum kernel update - unable to boot
Replies: 10
Views: 1554

Re: [SOLVED] Yum kernel update - unable to boot

A note to others that may be reading:

Yum update produces some conflicts in the transaction check. By disabling rpmforge repository, I could get around this issue. RPMFORGE repository is necessary to get some things like NTFS working
by ganrang
2010/10/26 23:45:14
Forum: CentOS 5 - General Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Yum kernel update - unable to boot
Replies: 10
Views: 1554

Re: [SOLVED] Yum kernel update - unable to boot

Done...and this time the MBR did not get spoiled. You are absolutely right.
by ganrang
2010/10/25 23:39:49
Forum: CentOS 5 - General Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Yum kernel update - unable to boot
Replies: 10
Views: 1554

Re: [SOLVED] Yum kernel update - unable to boot

Thanks Phil, I will do a yum update all to be in sync with latest. Now I will be in Taiwan for a while where internet is blazing fast so downloading is not an issue... I ran the commands you mentioned and here is the output, but I guess the info is the same as I provided earlier...from grub.conf [ro...
by ganrang
2010/10/24 16:20:39
Forum: CentOS 5 - General Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Yum kernel update - unable to boot
Replies: 10
Views: 1554

Re: [SOLVED] Yum kernel update - unable to boot

[quote] pschaff wrote: You might have better luck with [url=http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/BecomingRoot]becoming root[/url] and doing "yum update" from the command-line. Updating only the kernel (of unspecified vintage) leaves you without all the other nice bug-fix and security patches, and ma...
by ganrang
2010/10/24 07:00:27
Forum: CentOS 5 - General Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Yum kernel update - unable to boot
Replies: 10
Views: 1554

Re: Yum kernel update - unable to boot

Mods, please mark this as SOLVED for delete thread. I used SuperGrubDisk and did an automatic fix one of the myriad options in the program and it mysteriously restored my boot process. Earlier it was also unable to do so when I tried to manually boot from relevant directory as it kept saying 'file n...
by ganrang
2010/10/24 04:04:30
Forum: CentOS 5 - General Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Yum kernel update - unable to boot
Replies: 10
Views: 1554

[SOLVED] Yum kernel update - unable to boot

I had a Centos 5.5 system working great...and then due to crazy curiosity, installed the kernel update. Did this through the graphical interface, uncheck all update other than kernel. It downloaded, installed fine.. After reboot now all I get is GRUB_ and then nothing else! I waited 3-4 minutes and ...
by ganrang
2010/10/11 05:12:41
Forum: CentOS 5 - Oracle Installation and Support
Topic: Oracle 11g on Centos 5.5
Replies: 2
Views: 12100

Oracle 11g on Centos 5.5

Hi, I managed to install and run oracle on my Centos 5.5. Just a couple of tips for everyone's benefit 1. the /etc/redhat-release should be faked to show Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5 (Tikanga). same goes for /etc/issues file. 2. I also downloaded and installed a fake rpm called centos-f...
by ganrang
2010/10/10 02:53:57
Forum: CentOS 5 - General Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Install without DVD-ROM
Replies: 14
Views: 5353

Re: Install without DVD-ROM

Thanks Phil...I will try out both suggestions. For now I have to basically trf. downloaded install files over to the other disk and Ext2fsd is doing a great job.
rgds
by ganrang
2010/10/09 15:15:35
Forum: CentOS 5 - General Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Install without DVD-ROM
Replies: 14
Views: 5353

Re: Install without DVD-ROM

It worked! I am actually typing this message from Firefox running on 64bit Centos 5.5 :-) The steps are the same as before, only I made sure I ticked the custom disk partitioning on the first screen instead of leaving it to default partition of the installer. This opens up a whole world of screens l...
by ganrang
2010/10/09 11:29:05
Forum: CentOS 5 - General Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Install without DVD-ROM
Replies: 14
Views: 5353

Re: Install without DVD-ROM

Thanks Phil...as you may have guessed I was a bit quick in clicking thru the choices..my primary worry was ensuring the first disk stays put. Let me try again with the advanced option. By the way, my disk is not SD/Micro SD it is some kind of flash disk. Windows reads it fine, only unetbootin has is...

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