Tag Archives: Kernel

Information about your Linux system distribution

It’s not always easy to look for your Linux distribution name and version. Sometimes you will need those information because you are asked, for example on a support forum to resolve your problems.

There are a few simple and useful commands that will help you for this.

Distribution name and version

This command will be helpful to find the distribution name and it’s version like Debian X, Fedora X, Ubuntu X, etc. Read More →

How to update to last kernel your debian 6 OVH box ?

I have a kimsufi Debian server on OVH.com and I want to update its Linux Debian kernel. As said on http://help.ovh.co.uk/KernelInstall, it is very easy.

You need to retrieve with a wget command the two last bzImage and System.map files from ftp://ftp.ovh.net/made-in-ovh/bzImage/latest-production specially adapted for OVH servers. You should use production releases as they are more stable that test releases, usually … Read More →