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I am having a weird issue with a CentOS 6 system.

I have upgraded the kernel twice now and when I reboot the system it still loads the older kernel. I also had a dc tech watch the screen as it rebooted and they where stumped as well and could find nothing wrong.

Current Kernel:

[root@srv99 ~]# uname -r
2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64

Current grub config:

default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title CentOS (2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_srv99-lv_root rd_NO_LUKS  KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rd_LVM_LV=vg_srv99/lv_root rd_LVM_LV=vg_srv99/lv_swap quiet rd_NO_MD rhgb crashkernel=auto rd$
        initrd /initramfs-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64.img
title CentOS (2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_srv99-lv_root rd_NO_LUKS  KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rd_LVM_LV=vg_srv99/lv_root rd_LVM_LV=vg_srv99/lv_swap quiet rd_NO_MD rhgb crashkernel=auto r$
        initrd /initramfs-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64.img
title CentOS (2.6.32-279.14.1.el6.x86_64)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.32-279.14.1.el6.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_srv99-lv_root rd_NO_LUKS  KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rd_LVM_LV=vg_srv99/lv_root rd_LVM_LV=vg_srv99/lv_swap quiet rd_NO_MD rhgb crashkernel=auto r$
        initrd /initramfs-2.6.32-279.14.1.el6.x86_64.img
title CentOS (2.6.32-220.13.1.el6.x86_64)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.32-220.13.1.el6.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_srv99-lv_root rd_NO_LUKS  KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rd_LVM_LV=vg_srv99/lv_root rd_LVM_LV=vg_srv99/lv_swap quiet rd_NO_MD rhgb crashkernel=auto r$
        initrd /initramfs-2.6.32-220.13.1.el6.x86_64.img
title CentOS (2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_srv99-lv_root rd_NO_LUKS  KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rd_LVM_LV=vg_srv99/lv_root rd_LVM_LV=vg_srv99/lv_swap quiet rd_NO_MD rhgb crashkernel=auto rd_DM_$
        initrd /initramfs-2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64.img

Contents of /boot/grub

[root@srv99 ~]# ls -l /boot/grub
total 274
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root    120 May  2  2012 device.map
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  13380 May  2  2012 e2fs_stage1_5
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  12620 May  2  2012 fat_stage1_5
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  11748 May  2  2012 ffs_stage1_5
-rw-------  1 root root   2626 Apr  8 13:23 grub.conf
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  11756 May  2  2012 iso9660_stage1_5
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  13268 May  2  2012 jfs_stage1_5
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root     11 May  2  2012 menu.lst -> ./grub.conf
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  11956 May  2  2012 minix_stage1_5
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  14412 May  2  2012 reiserfs_stage1_5
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   1341 Nov 14  2010 splash.xpm.gz
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root    512 May  2  2012 stage1
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 125976 Jan  3 06:48 stage2
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  12024 May  2  2012 ufs2_stage1_5
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  11364 May  2  2012 vstafs_stage1_5
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root  13964 May  2  2012 xfs_stage1_5
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Have you tried reinstalling the grub boot loader on the disk? –  mdpc Apr 8 '13 at 19:28
    
Have you tried getting to the grub boot menu and manually selecting the specific kernel version and seeing what happens? –  mdpc Apr 8 '13 at 19:29
    
I have not done any of those yet. –  Mike Geise Apr 8 '13 at 19:32
    
Are you sure the copy you have presented of the grub configuration is the one truely being used? Do ls -l /boot/grub and see where menu.lst points to. Add this to the question information. –  mdpc Apr 8 '13 at 19:32
    
results: pastebin.com/XKdVv4zy –  Mike Geise Apr 8 '13 at 19:35

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