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Monte5
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:15 pm    Post subject: How can i find my kernel name Reply with quote

how can i find my kernel name?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the command line:
Code:
uname -r


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monte5 wrote:
how can i find my kernel name?
rjtupas wrote:
From the command line:
Code:
uname -r


-Randy

Well... formally speaking... uname -r prints the kernel release.

As Monte5 asked for the kernel name then uname -s is the correct answer even if... the information produced is so... trivial that I doubt Monte5 actually wanted the kernel name... :twisted:

So... Go for uname -a and... just pick up the information you wanted... :P
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monte5,

Code:
uname -a
gives you information about the runnig kernel from data embedded in the binary when it was compiled. Unless youer own kernel is running its no help to you
This is not what you need to know when you are setting up grub.conf. Then you need the kernel file name. The file name is arbitary. You can call your kernel Monte5 if you want as long as thats what you put in grub.conf.

Its a really good idea to name your kernel files after the kernel version inside.
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