How can I Confirm that the kernel I have installed is installed correctly?

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Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Issue

After installing,updating or rolling back a kernel, how can I confirm that I have installed the kernel correctly?

Resolution

  • If the kernel shows up in Grub (just after the system performs the BIOS POST) and you can boot to that kernel successfully without errors then it is installed correctly.

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