simple install steps for the new kernel with Oracle Linux
By wcoekaer on Oct 01, 2010
I wanted to write up a very short set of instructions on how to configure the new kernel :
- Start with a standard Oracle Linux 5.5 install
(*) If you have an older OL5 then register your system to the Enterprise Linux 5 Latest (x86_64) channel or Enterprise Linux 5 Update 5 installation media copy (x86_64) and Enterprise Linux 5 Update 5 Patch (x86_64) channels.
The above steps will ensure you are moving up to at least the OL5U5 base.
- Install the new packages :
Log into ULN and register the Oracle Linux 5 Latest (x86_64) channel with your system. (click on your registered server -> Manage Subscriptions -> Available Channels)
up2date oracle-linux or up2date oracle-validated
- Reboot the server and it will come up with the 2.6.32-100.xxx kernel. This will also install a new file /etc/oracle-linux to ensure that the upgrade has succeeded.
You can always boot back into the 2.6.18-xxx based kernel. The grub.conf file will still contain that version.