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SubjectRe: What kernel version am I REALLY running?
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> 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.)



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