Problem updating kernel with yum

Steve Brown sbrown at
Tue Mar 6 15:08:54 UTC 2007

A recent update to my FC5 server included an update to the kernel.  When 
I boot with the new kernel (2.6.18-1.2257.fc5), the server's hostname 
does not get set and my network card is detected as something different 
(Intel EtherExpress/1000) than under the previous kernel (Intel 82540EM 
Gigabit Ethernet Controller).  With the new kernel, the server does not 
get its static IP address.

If I revert to the previous kernel 2.6.16-1.2111_FC5 to use the server.

The last time I ran yum, it reported updating the kernel from 
2.6.19-1.2288 to 2.6.16-1-2288.2.1.  This kernel is not listed on the 
grub screen.  I am hoping this kernel has a fix to the problem I am 
having with 2.6.18-1.2257.  How can I make 2.6.16-1-2288.2.1 available 
at bootup?


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