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I have CentOS 5.8 system. And I want to set up the kdump. I was following this configuration steps on kdump. However I was not able to locate /etc/kdump.conf. I tried using the find and locate command to find kdump.conf, but it return no result. Does it mean that kdump is not installed or supported on my system?

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Kdump is supported on CentOS 5.8 but the instructions that you followed assume that you have the kexec-tools package installed. Install kexec-tools and then follow the instructions.

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thanks. I thought kexec tools are installed. – Pelang Feb 22 '13 at 8:04

However I was not able to locate /etc/kdump.conf

Because you haven't installed the kexec-tools package:

# yum provides /etc/kdump.conf 
Loaded plugins: etckeeper, fastestmirror, verify
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * addons:
 * atomic:
 * base:
 * epel:
 * extras:
 * jpackage-generic:
 * jpackage-generic-updates:
 * rpmforge:
 * updates:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-161.el5.x86_64 : The kexec/kdump userspace component.
Repo        : base
Matched from:
Filename    : /etc/kdump.conf
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