Change Kernel Name

Is there a way that I can change the name of the Kernal of my Centos 5.

I am facing a problem similar to one discussed in this article:

http://kevinclosson.wordpress.com/2007/04/18/dont-install-oracle-on-linux-servers-with-long-kernel-names/

Whereas my current kernel name is 41 characters.

[root@server255 ~]# uname -r
2.6.29.5-grsec-hostnoc-4.2.0-i386-libata

Is there a way that I can reduce the size of its name?
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joolsSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
Download the source and compile your own...

have a look here;
http://www.howtoforge.com/kernel_compilation_centos
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joolsSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
or..... can't you just rename it? dont forget to change it in grub...

never tried myself though.
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systemsautomationAuthor Commented:
How to rename?
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joolsSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
I was just thinking along the lines of;
   mv oldkernel-name newkernel-name

Recompiling isnt that difficult. Though you don't seem to be using one of the stock Centos kernels for some reason.
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systemsautomationAuthor Commented:
The problem solved when the server admin changed the kernel to the default CentOS kernel.

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[root@server255 ~]# uname -r
2.6.18-164.11.1.el5
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joolsSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
I did say you wernt using one of the stock kernels...

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