Re: What kernel version am I REALLY running?

John Burton (
Sun, 25 Apr 1999 12:56:41 +0100

On Sun, 25 Apr 1999, Khimenko Victor wrote:
>In <002201be8ea0$1f5c3240$33edfccc@complexity> 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.
>You are still using 2.0.36 kernel .... It's not DOS :-)) New kernel will not
>be loaded magically when some files replaced. You must reconfigure loader first.
>In case of LiLo just /sbin/lilo command must be enough...

The SuSE Linux 6.0 distribution has lilo set up to load the kernel from
/boot/vmlinux but the kernel builds to /vmlinux when you do make zlilo
or similar so it seems you've done everything right, but the old kernel
still boots. You need to either copy the kernel to /boot or change the lilo
configuration file in /etc/lilo.conf

Page 316 15.2.6 of the user manual mentions this.

-- John Burton

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