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SubjectRe: What kernel version am I REALLY running?


On Mon, 26 Apr 1999 alano@summanulla.pcx.ncd.com wrote:

>
> > On Sat, 24 Apr 1999, Jonathan wrote:
> >
> > > I am running kernel version 2.2.6 or at least I should be ..... I compiled
> > > etc. on SuSE Linux 6.0 which is suposed to be 2.2 ready. The kernel
> > > installed in /vmlinuz as usual, but when I reboot the intro still says I am
> > > running 2.0.36 and so does /proc/version and uname -r ..... I wouldn't care
> > > except now I can't load modules because the setting for the modules
> > > directory is /usr/modules/uname -r .... which is returning 2.0.36 instead of
> > > 2.2.6 .... this is preventing me from using PPP in linux..... please help.
> > >
> > If `uname -r` is returning 2.0.36, you are running 2.0.36. If you don't
> > believe this do `cat /proc/version`.
> >
> > Uname makes a 'C' runtime library call with a pointer to a structure
> > containing various members (sysname, nodename, release, version, machine,
> > and domainname). It then prints the results.
> >
> > You probably did not install your new kernel after you built it, even
> > though you thought you did.
>
> [Not certain why this is in kernel list, but anyways...]
>
> I have run into this a while back on Redhat.
>
> Look in /etc/lilo.conf to see where lilo wants the kernel to be. It is not always in /vmlinuz. Sometimes it is in /boot. (Redhat likes to call it all sorts of things as well.)
>
> He may need to uncomment and modify the "boot=" line in /usr/src/linux/Makefile. (I know Redhat does not uncomment this line in the sources they distribute. Not certain about SuSe.)
>

The last time I ran into this all i had to do was run lilo to update
things and that seemed to work. After a reboot it started reporting the
proper kernel versions.

Jeremiah Hord / UITS Support Center - IUPUI

"The Constitution admittedly has a few defects and blemishes,
but it still seems a hell of a lot better than the system we
have now." -Robert Anton Wilson


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