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Old 11-04-2005, 11:44 AM   #16
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Humbe,

I am afraid only you would know which one was the original but it is quite common for a Linux to offer a choice of kernels in case the default one doesn't work out.

Normally the first choice is the default one.

There is no harm in having all of them but if you don't want to see the choices just add a # in front of each line (starting from the line "title" to the one just before another "title") in /boot/grub/menu.lst.

The # will invalidate the lines which are still kept for the rainy day.
 
Old 11-07-2005, 02:12 AM   #17
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u can atleast explain what does these options indicate.
 
Old 11-07-2005, 03:29 AM   #18
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There are the different kernels optimized for ifferent machines, the explanation is after the kernel name Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8.

smp is for multiple processors

bigmem for big memory?, don't know how big but 2.4 kernel is old so 512MB or 1Gb will be big (or even 256MB)

BOOT for some special arrangement on booting ?

-smp (2.4.20-8smp) pressumable dropping SMP

DOS mean a DOS or Windows bootable partition
 
  


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