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Old 05-06-2005, 07:14 AM   #1
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2.6.9-5.EL-hugemem-i686, 2.6.9-5.EL-i686, 2.6.9-5.EL-smp-i686 , Which?

Hi all
I just installed Linux Redhat Enterprise AS 4
in /usr/src I have 2 directories : kernels and redhat
in kernels I have 3 directories :

What are all these ? Which one is my kernel?
And if I want to compile the kernel , which one I must use?

here is some informations :
AMD 64 3000+
2 HDD 120 Gb RAID stripe
uname -a =====> ... i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
uname -r =====> 2.6.9-5.EL

Old 05-07-2005, 07:20 PM   #2
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Probably option 2) 2.6.9-5.EL-i686 (looking at your uname -v)

The other two are 1) a kernel optimised for systems with more than 4GB of memory, and 3) a kernel optimised for systems with multiple processors.

Normally the installed kernel source will be symlinked to /usr/src/linux, so you can probably find out for sure with
ls -l /usr/src/linux


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