my first post here, so be kind, lol, I know you will be.
I run a dual boot between Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and the Linux is a whole new learning curve for me. I bought an Adata NH03 3TB external hard drive for backup because it had:
- An on/off switch (rare) and
- Compatibility for Linux Kernel 2.6.31 or later
Before I plug it in I thought I'd better double check my kernel and also whether on 32-bit or 64-bit Linux. My search under the latter found for me:
I have actually soldiered through all 15 answers over nearly two years, but to fast-track, I can show you now results from the first couple of tries:
a. chris@ubuntu:~$ uname -a Linux ubuntu 3.8.0-44-generic #66~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 04:01:04 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
b. chris@ubuntu:~$ file /sbin/init /sbin/init: ELF 64-bit LSB shared object, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.24, BuildID[sha1]=0x7aa29ded613e503fb09fb75d94026f3256f01e7a, stripped
My question is this: If I have v2.6.24 and the Adata is compatible with v2.6.31 on, then maybe I need to upgrade, and I note that v126.96.36.199 or more is around now. But could someone explain to me what the 3.8.0-44-generic, above, means?