Checking kernel version before installation

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sun Mar 9 15:55:05 UTC 2008

On 09/03/2008, Aart Koelewijn <aart at> wrote:
> On Sun, 09 Mar 2008 15:17:13 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>  > As I like to maintain Grub myself, I need to know which kernel is going
>  > to be installed before installation, so that I can update grub. How can
>  > I check this?
>  >
> I think the easiest way would be after installation but before rebooting.
>  Then you can look in /boot which kernels etc. are there.

That is so simple, no wonder I didn't think of it!

>  The programms used for installation also have a possibility to inspect
>  what is going to be installed before you press the apply button. You can
>  use that information too, off course.

I don't remember seeing the kernel version, but I did not know that
I'd need it at that point and wasn't looking for it. I'll make note
next time. Thanks.

Dotan Cohen

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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