[Techtalk] kernel upgrades

Glen Strom gstrom at primus.ca
Thu Oct 11 19:39:46 EST 2001

On 11 Oct 2001, at 14:13, Kai MacTane wrote:

> >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.)
The check sums are the same:
672eeb2e6b1a15d24cabe8f8115574cd  /boot/vmlinuz
672eeb2e6b1a15d24cabe8f8115574cd  /boot/vmlinuz.suse

Glen Strom
gstrom at primus.ca

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