30.6.3. Configuring the OS/400 Boot Loader

The /boot/vmlinitrd-<kernel-version> file is installed when you upgrade the kernel. However, you must use the dd command to configure the system to boot the new kernel.
  1. As root, issue the command cat /proc/iSeries/mf/side to determine the default side (either A, B, or C).
  2. As root, issue the following command, where <kernel-version> is the version of the new kernel and <side> is the side from the previous command:
    dd if=/boot/vmlinitrd-<kernel-version> of=/proc/iSeries/mf/<side>/vmlinux bs=8k
Begin testing the new kernel by rebooting the computer and watching the messages to ensure that the hardware is detected properly.