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Old 05-08-2002, 01:07 PM   #1
Doalwa
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Mandrake 8.2: Where exactly is the Kernel located?


Hi Y'all,

is wanted to compile anew kernel. My problem is, i don't know where the currently used kernel is located. I wanted to back it up, so i searched in the directory usr/src, but the only entry in this directory is another directory called RPM. SO, anybody knows what's the deal with that??

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Old 05-08-2002, 02:29 PM   #2
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Re: Mandrake 8.2: Where exactly is the Kernel located?

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My problem is, i don't know where the currently used kernel is located. I wanted to back it up, so i searched in the directory usr/src, but the only entry in this directory is another directory called RPM. SO, anybody knows what's the deal with that??
The kernel is often kept inside "/boot" Usually you put the new kernel in alongside the old one, so that you can revert to the old one if necessary.

There is a kernel HOWTO and the Linux Documentation Project
http://www.tldp.org
http://www.linux.ucla.edu/LDP/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO.html

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Old 05-10-2002, 02:17 AM   #3
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you may want to backup your kernel source files too, which are kept under /usr/src.
 
  


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