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Old 02-28-2002, 01:41 PM   #1
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Cool kernels


hi guys...

i have tow questions. 1st , i need to know how to know the vesion of the linux on a CD without installing it. 2nd, can i install a mandrak kernel on a red hat box or a red hat kernel on a mandrak box.

thank you....

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Old 02-28-2002, 01:54 PM   #2
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Boot from the CD, it usually tells you before it gets to any stage where it would install something.

I would avoid installing packaged kernels from other distos on my system... I'd build my own from source, but if you really want a prepacked one - go with one custom built for your distro.

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Old 02-28-2002, 08:11 PM   #3
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You can always check the respective distro's website for details. They usually say what they've packaged in that shiny CD.
 
Old 03-01-2002, 10:33 AM   #4
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i need to know how to know the vesion of the linux on a CD without installing it.
I'm guessing you want to know for example if it's Mandrake 7.1 or Mandrake 8.1 If you browse the cd the readme file will usually tell you

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can i install a mandrak kernel on a red hat box or a red hat kernel on a mandrak box.
Maybe, but I would suggest against the kernels are compiled with their own particular setup.
 
Old 03-01-2002, 12:34 PM   #5
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it's pretty rare that a kernel compiled for one distro won't work with another. the kernel itself is easily the most flexible program in linux. the configuration and correct installation of a kernel is far more important than what distribution it was compiled for. as long as the second major number is the same, (2.4.x, 2.2.x) the kernels will have the same features for the most part. distros usually just tweak their kernels for desktop or server reasons.
 
Old 03-02-2002, 02:43 AM   #6
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it's pretty rare that a kernel compiled for one distro won't work with another.
Yes the kernel is very flexable however when companies make their distro the images are pre-compile with service they think are mostly needed. hence distros made for i686 and distros made for i386 also what about the modules.

This is not to say it won't work but if you want to experiment make a boot disk from your distro and see how many other distros will boot from it. That would be a good way to tell.

Now if you were for example to use the kernel source from mandrake distro and install compile make what you need on a Red Hat machine that should work.
 
Old 03-03-2002, 07:39 AM   #7
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hi

thank you guys, that was realy nice from you to answer me

there is one problem, though. i think i asked the 1st question the wrong way. what i ment is how to know the version of the kernel on a linux cd, not the linux version. i asked the wrong question....


thank you again
 
Old 03-03-2002, 09:46 AM   #8
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Boot from the CD.
When it gets to a stage where it wants user input hit Alt+Ctrl+F2
Hopefully you will get to a console (if not try F1, F3, F4, etc), type "uname -a"

That might work
 
  


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