Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
He probably can't use a 2.6 kernel easily. RedHat9 is ancient if my memory serves correctly. Still 2.4 is in good shape, and the last update is from 1st of February (184.108.40.206).
Relating to the original question, we can't be sure about these files. But yeah, those file names match those usually used for kernel images. The numbers are the kernel version. "vmlinuz" alone might be a symlink (usually to the latest kernel you installed). You can check more details about the files by going into /boot and using "ls -l vmlinuz*"
As i92guboj said, "ls -l /boot/vmlinux*" will give you some information on the files like if one is a link to the other and if not you can see if they are the same size. Also, you can try "file /boot/vmlinux" to make sure that they are kernel files and a little more information.