[Techtalk] kernel upgrades

Kai MacTane kmactane at GothPunk.com
Thu Oct 11 14:13:05 EST 2001

At 10/11/01 12:29 PM , Glen Strom wrote:
>Note: This bounced at techtalk at linuxchix.org

Bummer. <g>

>Here's what ls -l /boot/vmlinuz* shows:
>-rw-r--r--    1 root   root    914613 Jan 24  2001 /boot/vmlinuz
>-rw-r--r--    1 root   root    914613 Aug 28 20:18 /boot/vmlinuz.suse

Same size? Weird. I suspect they may actually *be* the same. Try

    md5sum /boot/vmlinuz
    md5sum /boot/vmlinuz.suse

If they give you the same checksum, I'd figure the kernels are identical. 
(I would then have no idea why this situation is happening; it seems to be 
a SuSE installation standard, given that someone else is seeing the same 
stuff, but it makes little or no sense to me. Maybe it's a backup copy in 
case of accidental deletion? Maybe Rebecca Walter can give us an idea of 
what's going on.)

                                                 --Kai MacTane
"No sound to break, no moment clear
  When all the doubts are crystal clear;
  Crashing hard into the secret wind..."
                                                 --Peter Murphy,
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