how can i install a specific version kernel version, I want to install kernel-3.6.11-1fc17.x86_64, however when using yum, it is saying no package available
That means that that particular kernel isn't available in the distribution's repositories anymore. If the kernel was installed before (check with
Kernels are updated (like any other packages) when serious problems are found, you are well advised to keep up. What exactly are the reasons why you want that kernel?