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How do I boot a newly installed kernel?

asked 2018-05-05 20:41:57 -0500

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I just installed a new kernel using this command dnf install kernel but on reboot the old kernel still comes up!

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answered 2018-05-06 01:26:23 -0500

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Currently, in Fedora the package kernel is just a meta-package containing information about a specific version of the kernel. You can see this by running dnf list installed kernel and dnf list installed kernel* and seeing how many more packages the second command lists. The easiest way to do what you want is to run dnf upgrade kernel* because that will give you the latest version of all the needed files and update GRUB to show the newest version.

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The kernel packages requires kernel-core and kernel-modules, so installing kernel will cause the other two to be installed as well.

If you already have a kernel installed, running dnf install kernel would not do anything. It it tells you so.

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-05-06 06:30:02 -0500 )edit

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