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?

Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

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.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.

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

Btw, I’m using CentOS 6.8