Re: maybe silly question ?

From: Richard B. Johnson (
Date: Thu Jun 28 2001 - 09:53:26 EST

On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, sebastien person wrote:

> Hi,
> I have compiled a 2.4 kernel (I was on 2.2) and it seems that everything
> went well.

Did you install the new kernel?

> But when I tried uname -rs I found a 2.2 kernel ? Is it possible
> that the 2.4 kernel run and that uname -rs result is wrong ? what
> really does uname -rs , does it use proc system or maybe anything else ?
> Thanks

It displays the information that is in the top 4 lines of the Makefile
used to build the kernel. If `uname` doesn't display information of
this type, you did not boot your newly-made kernel.

Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.4.5 on an i686 machine (799.53 BogoMips).

    I was going to compile a list of innovations that could be
    attributed to Microsoft. Once I realized that Ctrl-Alt-Del
    was handled in the BIOS, I found that there aren't any.

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