This is driving me crazy...wrong kernel boots up after installing new one

Gilbert Sebenste sebenste at
Fri Aug 31 14:28:28 UTC 2007

On Fri, 31 Aug 2007, Robert Nichols wrote:

>>> The question is why the install didn't set the new kernel to boot by
>>> default. This has happened to me a few times now, even with non-test
>>> kernels.
>> IMNSHO, this is not the way to go. You have no idea whether the new
>> kernel will work. Manually select it and if it works change grub.conf.
>> having said that I believe there is a setting that does this for you.
>> I am not sure where tho as I do not use it.
> If you do want to change that behavior, the setting is in
> /etc/sysconfig/kernel :
>    # UPDATEDEFAULT specifies if new-kernel-pkg should make
>    # new kernels the default

That's how I have mine set, and it still updates to default=1. Also, I 

# DEFAULTKERNEL specifies the default kernel package type

I don't want the xen kernel to be the default, just kernel. Should I say:
DEFAULTKERNEL=kernel instead?

Gilbert Sebenste                                                     ********
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