I've installed Fedora 18 and did yum update to update my system.

I got a bunch of updates (around 350 MB download), among them is kernel-3.9.4-200.fc18.x86_64.

Now, when I boot my system to the new added boot entry with the new kernel I get the following kernel panic message:

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I tried to remove the kernel by:

yum remove kernel-3.9.4-200.fc18.x86_64

Then reboot and do another update:

yum update

The kernel is re-installed but is still getting that kernel panic message. How can I fix this?

  • Post a picture of the kernel panic.
    – jordanm
    Commented May 27, 2013 at 22:33
  • @jordanm added a picture. Commented May 27, 2013 at 22:38
  • Maybe this: bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=964335
    – jordanm
    Commented May 27, 2013 at 22:43
  • @jordanm still unsolved i guess ? Commented May 27, 2013 at 22:52
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    Looks that way. I would just stick to an older kernel until it's resolved.
    – jordanm
    Commented May 27, 2013 at 23:23

1 Answer 1


Instead of doing the yum remove or yum update you should be able to yum install kernel-<ver> where <ver> is a specific version number. Also you can have multiple kernels installed.

It's usually advised to keep a couple around for situations like this. When the system boots up you can select from one of the kernels to boot the system up.

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