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Old 01-23-2002, 01:56 AM   #1
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Question please


My OS is Redhat Linux 7.1 Second Edition (it was written on the CD anyway)

my questions are:

1. how do I check my version of my readhat 7.1 and the kernel ? 2. if I want to upgrade my kernel or download an update files what file should I download because sometimes I was confused what files am I going to download it is asking if my OS is: alpha, i386, i686 what is the difference anyway of this things explain it please bec. Im new to this
3. lastly what is errata, what does it mean?

Appreciated all help


Old 01-23-2002, 02:00 AM   #2
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(1) To check the kernel version type "uname -a" at the console. Distro version is largely irrelevent, as software in a distro can be updated.

(2) Alpha - for the alpha platform. i386 - for the Intel 386 platform and comptable. i686 for the Intel Pentium II platform and compatable. src - source code.

(3) Errata refers to changes to the product released after the product.
Old 01-23-2002, 08:49 AM   #3
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or you could us the auto-update program, up2date to do this for you.
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your version of redhat 7.1 is erm.. 7.1

you generally want to download i686 packages, but i386 are fine too. The only difference is that the 686 packages are compiled to actively use the additional features in Pentium processors and similar
Old 01-24-2002, 01:19 AM   #5
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Thank you, thank you, thank you,



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