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Old 10-08-2003, 04:26 AM   #1
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Unhappy Who can tell me the diffrence between the two files?

When I found the linux kernal file. I found another file named vmlinux-2.4.20-8

So I want to know what's the diffrence between the two files :
vmlinux-2.4.20-8 vmlinuz-2.4.20-8

Old 10-08-2003, 04:43 AM   #2
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Well where have you found those files.One of them I believe is a symlink and the other the actual kernel.
The command which you can find out what is what is
file -L <filename>
(or of course the "standard one" ls -lhR)
good luck.
Old 10-08-2003, 04:45 AM   #3
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vmlinuz is usually the compressed form of the kernel. 'file' will say, as rch says. Symlinks would generally be 'vmlinuz' to 'vmlinuz-' rather than what you've got.


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