[DRBD-user] DRBD with the 2.6.14-1.1656_FC4 kernel

Diego Julian Remolina diego.remolina at ibb.gatech.edu
Fri Jan 20 15:37:20 CET 2006

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

This is off-topic for this list. However, I will answer your question.

1. Find a Fedora Core download mirror near you.

2. Get into the updates folder and find the versions of the kernel that you want.
For example in the Duke University mirror site for a 64 bit machine they are located at:
For other architectures, simply replace the last directory name:

Then download the kernel rpms for the 1653 kernel. If you are building drbd yourself, you need to 
get the kernel-devel package as well.

3. Install the packages with rpm -ivh kernel-*.rpm

4. When you reboot the machine go into grub and change to the desired kernel.

Whenever you update your kernel, do not replace the current kernel with:
rpm -Uvh


rpm -ivh kernel

so that you preserve the old kernel in place.  If you used yum or up2date to update your machine, 
you must still have the old kernel.  check with:

rpm -qa | grep kernel

to find out all the kernel versions installed, then recompile drbd and install the drbd kernel 
module also with the -ivh flags. This way you will keep drbd kernel modules for all kernels in your 
system.  After a week or so of testing with a new kernel then you may consider it safe to remove the 
old one.  But always keep the most recently working kernel and drbd module for a period of time that 
you consider safe in case you have to go back to it.


Regis Gras wrote:
> On my FC4 drdb does'nt work.
> I saw in the drbd-user list, that the problem occurs with
> 2.6.14-1.1656_FC4 kernel
> and you suggest to come back to the previous
> kernel version (2.6.14-1.1653_FC4).
> How to do to comme back to this previous kernel version ?
>   -)  I re install FC4 whith CDs, and the kernel version is
>    kernel-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
>    Then, I want to install DRBD with "yum install drbd"
>    The result is ....
>    drbd                                              ----------        
> 0.7.11-9.rhfc4.at
>    drbd-kmdl-2.6.14-1.1656_FC4    ----------         0.7.11-9.rhfc4.at
>    kernel                                            ----------        
> 2.6.14-1.1656_FC4     yum install give me the bad kernel.
>    -) I try:       up2date kernel-2.6.14-1.1653_FC4
>    But I had a lot of errors in
>    /var/cache/yum/updates-released/repomd.xml    ... parser error ....
>  Could some one tell me how to do to install the correct kernel and the 
> correct
> version of drbd ?
>    Actually the installed kernel is: kernel-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
>    Best regards.
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