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govindabkari 08-25-2004 01:39 AM

how to know size of kernel
I have installed Redhat linux 9.0 on my intel pentium 4 machine.

How do i know whether the kernel is 32 bit or 64 bit. Can somebody tell me the size of the kernel
or the way to know the size.

Thanks in Advance


acid_kewpie 08-25-2004 02:37 AM

it will be 32 bit. you would know yourself if it wasn't the case. the kernel itself will be sitting in /boot. just look at the file size there.

govindabkari 08-25-2004 03:16 AM

I am able to see only kernel.h file and not the actual file.
I am new to Linux , so could u pls help.
and if i upgrade my CPU to 64 bit will this Redhat Linux 9.0 support as 64 bit


rizk 08-25-2004 03:43 AM

the file to look for in the /boot is usually vmlinuz
check the folder with 'ls -lh' (My kernel is about 2.1M)

if u upgrade tour system to 64 bit u need to rebuild your kernel to support the correct Processor family. And a lot of other good configurations too!


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