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    Smile 6.1 upgrade and kernel boot

    Hi,

    I've got an Untangle box running 6.02 with no keyboard, mouse, or monitor attached (it's at a remote location). I'm wondering about the statement on the 6.1 change log indicating, "6.1 runs on a new kernel (2.6.26)
    * Upgrades will get the new kernel but continue to boot the old kernel until the new one is explicitly chosen. "

    Since I don't have a console display and the box is at a remote location, will the system keep choosing the old kernel on reboot and if so, would this harm the system? How could I get it to boot the new kernel?

    Thanks....

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    you need a keyboard and mouse to tell it to use the new kernel.
    theres no big reason to run the new kernel unless your hardware isn't supported.
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    Hi,
    Can't he edit grub to boot on the new kernel thrue SSH?

    Grub menu file is located at
    Code:
    /boot/grub/menu.lst
    and then hope that the hardware is supported.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WebFooL View Post
    Hi,
    Can't he edit grub to boot on the new kernel thrue SSH?

    Grup menu file is located at
    Code:
    /boot/grub/menu.lst
    and then hope that the hardware is supported.
    I would love confirmation on this. I would like to give it a try.

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    To change the Default boot
    Run
    Code:
    sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
    You are looking for this line:
    # is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
    # WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
    # array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
    default saved
    Change it to:
    default 0
    with 0 meaning the first entry in grub , the next one 1, next one 2 and so on.

    After one Reboot Change it back to
    default saved
    and it should reboot with the new kernel all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WebFooL View Post
    To change the Default boot
    open
    Code:
    /boot/grub/menu.lst
    You are looking for this line:


    Change it to:


    with 0 meaning the first entry in grub , the next one 1, next one 2 and so on.

    After one Reboot Change it back to
    and it should reboot with the new kernel all the time.
    I did this and it seemed to work fine. I ran a Uname -a and it says 5.0. Correct?

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    Thanks for the info. I followed the info above via ssh and it worked for me:

    before the change:
    Linux irv-fw 2.6.22-15-untangle #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jun 20 10:11:30 PDT 2008 i686

    after the change and reboot):
    Linux irv-fw 2.6.26-1-untangle-686 #1 SMP Tue Jan 27 17:51:54 PST 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

    I changed it back to default saved, rebooted again to verify...all is good

    Linux irv-fw 2.6.26-1-untangle-686 #1 SMP Tue Jan 27 17:51:54 PST 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

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    I tried that and I get an access denied on the /boot directory through both ssh and the console. My system just upgraded from 6.02 to 6.1 the other night. I used to have no problem accessing the system through SSH as root. Now I can't. Is there something I am missing?

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    Try
    Code:
    sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst

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    Much better. Thank you WebFooL.

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