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Update Fedora 17 kernel?

asked 2012-08-10 12:35:34 -0500

neonscribe gravatar image

updated 2014-09-29 16:15:32 -0500

mether gravatar image

(2nd try/lost post over login issue)

I gather that I need root privs to upgrade Fedora linux kernel.

I gather that this the necessary changes could possibly be performed in the grub configuration file.

The problem is that all of my linux kernel upgrades render a message claiming trouble accessing hd0 (sole Fedora hard drive).

I read a lot of posts today and it's my opinion that the new Add/Remove programs has no way to implement root privileges for Fedora to boot the upgrade.

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answered 2012-08-11 05:38:09 -0500

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Yes. You need root privileges to update anything. Add/remove programs, AKA packagekit uses policy-kit to do this. It does updates just fine, including kernel updates. The error that you've given doesn't seem like a packagekit/yum/upgrade issue. Can you provide more information before making conclusions please? Your question has no information whatsoever. What are you trying to do? What have you done? What exact error message do you get?

Normally, to update any package, packagkit should inform you of available updates, and you can use it to update. If not,

su -c 'yum clean all && yum update -y'

will do it for you.

If you provide more information, maybe we can actually diagnose what's going on.

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Yes. If you run packagekit and use 'ps aux | egrep yum', you'll see that it runs something called yumBackend.py. Packagekit is only a frontend that uses the distro default package manager as a backend. It's goal is to be distro agnostic. :)

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2012-08-11 07:39:52 -0500 )edit

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