You can install Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) on any machine, but, before doing so, you need to update the kernel.
However, some users reported that they are unable to update the kernel.
- The RHEL update kernel without reboot issue can be fixed easily by disabling the firewall.
- The update kernel without rebooting issue can also be fixed by scanning your system with antivirus.
- If the RHEL update kernel without reboot error persists, you should update the BIOS.
Perform safe-mode boot
- Reboot your system.
- Press the Shift key repeatedly as soon as you boot the system.
- Keep pressing Shift until the menu appears.
- Select Safe Mode with Networking.
- Follow on-screen instructions to complete the update.
Check your disk for errors
- Press Windows Key + S and enter disk. Select Disk Management from the menu.
- Right-click your disk and select Properties from the menu.
- Go to the Tools tab. Now click the Check button.
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Perform a full system scan
Open Run by pressing Windows + R, type â€ ̃msconfig’, and click OK.
In the System Configuration window, go to the Boot tab.
Click â€ ̃Safe Boot’. This will enable Safe Mode.
- Now, open File Explorer and navigate to the /etc/redhat-release file.
- Right-click on it and select Properties.
- Under the General tab, change the Permissions entry to allow everyone read/write access.
- Now, try updating your system.
Perform a hard reset
- If you are already logged into the RHEL system, then perform a hard reset.
- Press the Shift + Ctrl + Reset keys at the same time.
- A menu will appear. Select the Power Off option.
- After the system is powered off, press the power button to restart it again.
- Perform a kernel update
After the operating system starts, log in to the system.
- Type the following command in the terminal.
yum update kernel
- The update procedure will start and the system will automatically reboot.
- Open the Hardware Management window
Press the Windows + S hotkey, enter Device Manager in the text field, and click on the relevant search result.
- Double-click on the Display adapter option.
- Right-click on the Display adapter and select Update driver.
- Click on Search automatically for drivers.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
Perform a chkdsk scan
- To do this, enter chkdsk in the Windows Search bar, right-click on the relevant result, and select Run as administrator.
- In the window that opens, click on Scan options and select all partitions from the Drive list.
- Now, click on Start.
- A reboot is required after updating the GRUB.
- You can update GRUB with the following command.
- yum update grub
- Reboot the system
- Run yum update kernel
- Reboot the system
How do I update the kernel of RHEL without rebooting?
- Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to access the Task Manager.
- Select the Processes tab.
- Right-click the rhel7-kernel-rpm-upgrade process and end the process.
- Log out of all active sessions and restart your computer.