Res wrote: <snip> > I recall, hrmmmmmm RH4 i think it was, maybe earlier, an automatic > update rendored my desktop useless, they corrected it within hours, but > thats too late for the poor suckers like me that were affected, since > then, a valuable lesson learnt was never trust a vendors "update" > verbatim, and since then, I've never used a RH kernel, once bitten ok, > twice bitten your a damned fool. Did you just say Red Hat 4? Not RHEL4, but RH4? If you meant to say RH4 then I think you should try using vendor kernels again. Really, I'm going to guess that Red Hat's testing and QA has probably improved a little bit since then. If you meant to say RHEL4, then thats a bug and I hope you filed it. If you did file it I would expect it not to happen again. I've not been using Red Hat for long, but I don't think that this is going to be a regular occurrence. I used Debian Unstable and Ubuntu Dev branch for many years. I've never had them rendered unbootable by a vendor kernel upgrade and I'm sure those get far less testing than the kernel upgrades that go into RHEL.