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From: Ken Siersma (siersmakekkinc.com)
Date: Thu Jan 24 2002 - 11:13:39 CST
On Thursday 24 January 2002 11:21, you wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 24, 2002 at 10:10:03AM -0500, Ken Siersma wrote:
> > But, when it finishes,
> > the login prompt tells me:
> > Red Hat Linux release 7.1 (Seawolf)
> > Kernel 2.4.12 on an alpha
> > Huh?
> You should not so readily believe in everything what is written. :-)
> What you are seeing here is a content of your /etc/issue file and you
> may really put there whatever pleases you. "Kernel 2.6.3 on PDP-11"
> would be nice.:-) Some versions of /etc/issue (not the current ones
> which have other bogosity) had a content hardwired and it was changing
> when you were installing, via rpm, a new kernel rpm package.
> What 'uname -r', and 'uname -a', have really to say? Also 'dmesg'
> output and what is in /var/log/message is quite a bit more authoritative
> than /etc/issue even if you can play games with later as well.
good point. I knew that of course....
dmesg tells me:
Linux version 2.4.12 (roothurricane.ekk.org) (gcc version 3.0) #6 Mon Jan 7
10:00:41 EST 2002
Booting on Tsunami variation DP264 using machine vector DP264 from SRM
Command line: root=/dev/sda4
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