Files are missing after kernel upgrade.

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  • After performing an upgrade from RHEL 5.6 to RHEL 5.9 the e1000 kernel module is missing, all networking is down, and /boot/grub is empty

  • A problem occurred during the upgrade that looks to have negatively affected the newly installed kernel. The e1000 driver is indeed missing. Many other small odd problems were seen on the system that seemed to indicate a problem with the newly installed kernel.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9

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