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#1 xfrat



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Posted 02 March 2003 - 04:08 PM

What is the kernel i see in the internet many times and want to know?

how do i run?

do i need it if i use linux 7.1 red hat?

#2 gfolkert



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Posted 02 March 2003 - 08:16 PM

LINUX. Everything else is the DISTROBUTION PART..(RedHat, Slackware, Debian, Gentoo, Mandrake, LFS...)

Kernel for WIN32 (95.98/me..etc) = C:\windows\KERNEL* and other pieces.

For RedHat Linux = /boot/vmlinuz-* (star being the version number)

For RedHat 7.1 without any Patching done, you are (should) be running 2.4.2-something.

Currently I am using 2.4.20-5 for Debian Linux.

And you are running it... without the Kernel you have NOTHING.

You really need to look at THIS WEBPAGE ON REDHAT ERRATA...

#3 xfrat2



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Posted 03 March 2003 - 02:23 PM

so it is the system file in linux? like a boss file. he he he. the should call it ""general"" he he he. you get the joke? kernel = general? he he he!!!

if i download the red hat 8 kernel only i will be redhat 8 after?
will it make evolution not display no database error?

#4 Theophile



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Posted 04 March 2003 - 01:30 AM


The kernel is not a file, it is the entire operating system. Without the kernel, you would have nothing.

As gfolket said, the kernel IS Linux. If you are running RedHat 8, you are already running the RH8 kernel.

Your Evolution problem is completely unrelated to the kernel.

#5 xfrat2



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Posted 08 March 2003 - 03:09 PM

he he he. sory. i install this and that file and evolution will not work. i reinstall linux red hat 7 because no start up and i find evolution website. now it has automatic update to follow and i need to not install anything. now evolution works and very well. thankyou. i will not ask about the kernel again.

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