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CentOS6: why i can't update to kernel-2.6.32-642.6.2.el6.x86_64 ?

#uname -r 2.6.32-504.12.2.el6.x86_64

rpm -qa |grep kernel

kernel-2.6.32-504.12.2.el6.x86_64 kernel-2.6.32-642.3.1.el6.x86_64 kernel-2.6.32-642.4.2.el6.x86_64 kernel-2.6.32-642.6.1.el6.x86_64 kernel-firmware-2.6.32-642.6.2.el6.noarch kernel-headers-2.6.32-642.6.2.el6.x86_64 kernel-2.6.32-642.6.2.el6.x86_64 dracut-kernel-004-409.el6_8.2.noarch

yum update is working everyday. According to log, new kernel has been already installed. but after reboot, my OS still use 2.6.32-504.12.2.

Is there anything I can do? Does it mean that server isn’t compatible with new kernel?


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Did you switched to internally managed kernel? If not, this could make a problem, as for older Droplet, it was managed from Control Panel. Look at tutorial and if this is the case, follow it and try to update again.

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Thank you so much xMudrll. Your info is very helpful!!!

Btw, I’m using CentOS 6.8