System locked up during update of kernel, yum in unclean state and kernel half-installed

T.C. Hollingsworth tchollingsworth at
Sat Nov 19 22:48:04 UTC 2011

On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 3:30 PM, Deron Meranda <deron.meranda at> wrote:
> Some more information,
> I did a "rpm --verify kernel-3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64".  All of the files
> seem to be okay and they all have the verify flags of "5S.......",
> nothing else.
> As far as grub, the 3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64 revision of the kernel is
> listed in /boot/grub2/grub.cfg. However I'm still running with the -1
> revision.
> I did notice when grub was booting that it said it was grub version
> 1.99 - is that normal?

Yes.  GRUB2 is actually GRUB 1.99.  GRUB1 was really GRUB <= 0.97.

> My /boot has this; notice there's no -2 version of the initramfs, and
> the other -2 files are zero-length.

Very strange that rpm -V didn't go nuts about that.  You definitely
need to reinstall the kernel package though.


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