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Old 04-25-2008, 07:43 PM   #1
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uname output

Can someone tell me that even if I have vmlinuz*smp image in my boot folder then also why the system is booting into *bigsmp* kernel ?

qa42:~ # ls /boot/ config- initrd- symtypes- vmlinuz
backup_mbr grub message symvers- vmlinuz-
boot initrd symsets- vmlinux-

qa42:~ # uname -a
Linux qa42 #1 SMP Thu May 17 14:00:09 UTC 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
qa42:~ #
Old 04-25-2008, 07:52 PM   #2
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What does the "mount" command show ?

Just checking to see if your /boot directory is mounted on a separate partition ... that is currently not mounted.
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Take a look in /boot/grub/menu.lst for the name of the kernel that grub is booting by default. If grub is booting the wrong kernel then change /boot/grub/menu.lst to boot thecorrect kernel.

If the name of the default kernel in grub is vmlinuz then take a look at /boot/vmlinuz using:

ls -l /boot/vmlinuz

/boot/vmlinuz is probably a symbolic link to one of your kernels in /boot. If vmlinuz is pointing to the wrong kernel then delete /boot/vmlinuz and make it a symbolic link to the correct kernel.

Steve Stites


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