[lug] Staying on a specific kernel in fedora

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Wed Jun 11 08:19:50 MDT 2014

On 06/10/2014 05:18 PM, Michael J. Hammel wrote:
> Ignoring whether this is the real problem or not, how can I guarantee I
> stay on that kernel?  Right now, on reboots, I have to manually choose
> the 3.12. kernel via grub.  I know I can update grub to make 3.12 the
> default (not exactly sure how since I haven't done grub edits in years,
> but I could figure it out).  My question is: how do I prevent fedora
> updates from cycling out the 3.12 kernel on my next update?  Should I
> just build my own RPM of the same kernel and install it, making it the
> default?  I assume my own package would not get cycled out.  

See /etc/sysconfig/kernel:

# UPDATEDEFAULT specifies if new-kernel-pkg should make
# new kernels the default

Also, running kernel will not be removed by yum.

Orion Poplawski
Technical Manager                     303-415-9701 x222
NWRA/CoRA Division                    FAX: 303-415-9702
3380 Mitchell Lane                  orion at cora.nwra.com
Boulder, CO 80301              http://www.cora.nwra.com

More information about the LUG mailing list