SUMMARY: Solaris Kernel Version

From: R.Suresh Kumar (
Date: Wed Dec 08 1999 - 07:39:22 CST

Hi All,

    Thanks for the instant replies. I received lot of responses
    and most of them referred to performing "boot cdrom -sv" and
    some executing "uname -a".

    It looks like the Solaris 2.6 CD-ROM which we have is very
    old. The release info is given below.

                    Solaris 2.6 s297s_smccServer_37cshwp SPARC
           Copyright 1996 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
                      Manufactured in the USA 18 July 1997

    The above information was obtained from the contents of
    file release in the CDROM SUNWsolnm/reloc/etc/release.

    But please note that the above release is OS release info
    and not kernel release. I tried showrev command after
    performing boot cdrom -sv. But it gave error saying that no such file or directory.

    Once again thanks to Satinder,LRHAZI,Larry Garrett,Tim Evans,
    Richard Hogg, Bertrand_Hutin.

R.Suresh Kumar

"R.Suresh Kumar" wrote:

> Hi,
> We have a E450 Enterprise server with Solaris 2.5.1 installed
> on it. We want to upgrade this server to Solaris 2.6. The Solaris
> 2.6 CD-ROM is available with us. But before upgrading to 2.6,
> we would like to know the kernel version of it.
> For example our current kernel version is as shown below
> (output from /usr/sbin/showrev command)
> Release: 5.5.1
> Kernel architecture: sun4u
> Application architecture: sparc
> Hardware provider: Sun_Microsystems
> Kernel version: SunOS 5.5.1 Generic 103640-12 July 1997
> Is there any way to know the kernel version from Solaris 2.6 CD
> without installing it. I will summarize.
> Regards
> R.Suresh Kumar

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