How to Install or Upgrade to Kernel 4.15 in CentOS 7

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Gabriel Cánepa

Gabriel Cánepa is a GNU/Linux sysadmin and web developer from Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina. He works for a worldwide leading consumer product company and takes great pleasure in using FOSS tools to increase productivity in all areas of his daily work.

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29 Responses

  1. famo says:

    Thanks a lot, is there a way for installing it without needing to network ?

  2. Shoby says:

    There is need to update kernel headers as well to same version as kernel.

  3. David says:

    Now what to do if this does not work, followed your instructions and the system would not boot with the new kernel

  4. Taryel Kazimov says:

    Hi, what is difference between rpm -Uvh & rpm -ivh for kernel upgrade?

  5. Mario says:

    Who supports this if you upgrade rehl or centos to 4.14?

    • Gabriel A. Cánepa says:

      If you’re on RHEL, you can always go to Red Hat for support – although it would be a pretty good idea to engage them right from the start. As for CentOS, you’re basically on your own – except for the support you may get from the community.

  6. Krishna says:


    Kindly help me have situations, I have an dedicated server with CentOS 7 x64 bit. Last day I have updated the both OS and kernel ( CentOS 7 to 7.4 x64 bit.

    Situation 1: OS not booting from new kernel 3.10.0-693.5.2.e17.x86_64 (Getting black dead screen) but working fine on old kernel 3.10.0-229.e17.x86_64 .
    situation 2: I have downloaded the latest CentOS 7.4 x64 bit and tried to fresh installation on the server but this also not working (Getting black dead screen).

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