Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This 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!


  Search this Thread
Old 05-25-2005, 04:50 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2005
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
Version Running

How do I check the version of Linux running on my box?
I was trying to install a HP printer and found out I have to download some packages, and in order to make a proper installation I need to know what version of Mandrake I'm running. I know it's Mandrake 10, but I don't know if it's Community or Official...????

Thanks in advance.
Old 05-25-2005, 05:19 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: in a fallen world
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 23,067
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 913Reputation: 913Reputation: 913Reputation: 913Reputation: 913Reputation: 913Reputation: 913Reputation: 913
Hi, and welcome to LQ!

Other distros maintain a file like

Maybe MKD (being a RH spawn) has kept that
habit up?

Old 05-26-2005, 12:48 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2005
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thank you very much.
That worked.
The file is /etc/mandrake-release


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what version am i running? shmude Slackware 3 11-01-2005 05:50 PM
How do I tell what version I am running? Alotau Linux - Newbie 3 04-11-2005 10:20 PM
what version am i running wedgeworth Linux - Newbie 2 04-08-2004 11:55 PM
Old X version running? nhwk Debian 2 03-06-2004 02:49 PM
How do I see what version I am running TransAmJugo Linux - Software 3 08-04-2003 12:02 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:17 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration