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Re: [SLE] uname -r different from usr/src/linux link
  • From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 22:26:10 +0100
  • Message-id: <42C5B4F2.40406@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Zoltan Szecsei wrote:
Hi,
Can anyone tell me how this might have happened? - see listing below and note that uname -r returns one version of linux and /usr/src/linux is linked to a different version.

uname -r returns the kernel you are currently running which may not be the same as where /usr/src/linux is pointing. /usr/src/linux is surperfluous in 2.6 anyway.
I only noticed this after I tried to:

make clean ; make linux26

for zaptel which is part of asterisk.

First you need the kernel sources installed.
cd /usr/src/<kernel-source-directory>
make prepare-all
make cloneconfig
make && make modules_install
I make a habit of not touching my working kernel as it's easy to reboot on it if the new kernel fails or I mess it up. In the kernel Makefile, I change to something like EXTRAVERSION=-21.7a and copy the bzImage to /boot/2.6.11.4-21.7a, put in a line for the new kernel in /boot/grub/menu.lst, run mkinitrd and reboot on the new kernel.

Regards
Sid.
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