I have Fedora 8 installed on my home PC and my office PC. When I perform a software update (the same day) on both PCs, my office PC always have a more current kernel number than my home (wireless laptop) PC. Can anyone explain why this is so??
Best bet is that some of the mirrors are a couple of days faster than other mirrors. I use smart and yum, I often see a lot of differences of when both see new updates. The route the office pc is finding the "fastest mirrors" is probably just different than the route the home pc is finding.
Since I am unable to make use of the latest (.25.14-69) kernel, I'll wait until my problem with it is resolved and then try your suggestion. If I still show a difference, I'll re-sumit this post.
P.S. The reason I am unable to try your recommendation is given below:
Upgrading to the latest kernel (using my wireless-G laptop) somehow disable my wireless internet connection and access to my sound card. I'm afraid to re-try the upgrade until I can determine and resolve these problems. This issue does not occur when I update my office "DSL wired" desktop PC.
Just edit /etc/yum.conf file and modify instalonly_limit value from 2 to 6 (or any other value) to keep more than two kernels installed. That way, in case something breaks when upgrading the kernel, you'll have always a few older kernels to choose from in grub, and you can always try the newest kernel without hassles.
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