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    How to find out which Distro I'm running?


    How do I find out which distribution I am on my machine?

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    In a terminal :
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    cat /etc/issue
    should tell you.
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    I did "cat /etc/issue" and it returns:

    "This is \n.\O (\s \m \r) \t"

    What does that mean?

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    Perhaps
    Code:
    uname -a
    can tell something more meaningful.
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    Try this:
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    ls /etc | grep release
    You should then see a file called <distro_name>_release (or something similar). Then:
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    cat /etc/<distro_name>_release
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    Linux SentralOrigin 2.6.17.13 #1 Sun Feb 11 15:36:54 EST 2007 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 processor 3.47GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

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    That's your kernel info. That doesn't tell you much about your distro. Have you tried any of the other methods mentioned above?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    ls /etc | grep release
    i didn't know that. Many thanx !






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