Updating redhat 9 kernel
Please note that, we need to use -i (install) option rather than –U (update).
Because –U option will delete the previously installed kernel version which we may need in case of any unsuccessful update.
Now, you need to download the latest kernel RPMs from ftp://updates.or from any mirror sites. Before proceeding with the RPM installation/update, you need to verify that the RPMs were downloaded properly.
Sometimes you may finish downloading with corrupted RPMs.
• Drivers for the hardware you do have are updated and you need to use them.
This free developer subscription was announced on March 31, 2016.If your system has SCSI controllers, you will be able to find initrd images in /boot.This will create the RAM image “/boot/initrd-2.2.17-14“.Kernel is the central component of an Operating System which is responsible for memory, process, and task and disk management.The first thing you need to think about updating a kernel is that “why do you need a kernel update”.
Many people think about updating kernel for the vulnerabilities that may not get fixed by updating the kernel.