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Old 07-25-2007, 02:09 AM   #1
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what's the version number of kernel for FC5 release?


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After downloading and installing the FC5, I run the command "uname -r" to check the kernel version for FC5 release, it displays "2.6.15-1.2054_FC5".

But I read the release notes of FC5 on the Fedora website. Here are descriptions:

" 2.1.3. System Level Changes
The kernels for this release are based on Linux 2.6.16. Refer to the section on the kernel in these release notes for other details."

So, I'm confused. What's the exact answer for kernel version?

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Old 07-25-2007, 02:38 AM   #2
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2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 is your exact kernel version. What this indicates is that you are using the kernel provided by Fedora. Your current kernel is based of off 2.6.15. Often distributions will take the default kernel (in this case 2.6.15) and make changes to it. I'm not sure why 2.6.16 is showing up in the release notes, but the release notes that you are reading are probably slightly more updated than your install.

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Old 07-25-2007, 11:30 AM   #3
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Just curious: Why did you download and install an old, unsupported, Fedora Core release? Since there will be no security or bug fixes available for that old release, running a system with it could be somewhat problematic, and downloading the Fedora 7 Live CD, installing from it, and then updating, would probably have been much faster.

The newest Fedora 7 release uses the 2.6.22 kernel.
 
  


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