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Re: How to identify which ISO I'm using?


On 04/13/2011 05:03 PM, Brian Murray wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 01:38:07PM -0700, Brian Murray wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 05, 2011 at 07:56:56AM -0700, Joe Areeda wrote:
>>> When filing a bug report or a mail list post, what is the best UID for
>>> an iso image?
>>> I've been using something like "Natty amd64 iso zsynced 4/5/2011".  I
>>> suppose given the international nature of Ubuntu I should use 2011-4-5
>>> for the date but besides that how do you unambiguously specify which
>>> version we're talking about.
>> I found the following on a loopback mounted ISO in isolinux/f1.txt:
>> This is an installation system for Ubuntu 11.04.
>> It was built on 20110411.
>> That's the date one should use.  It might appear elsewhere when actually
>> running the image.
> It's in /cdrom/syslinux/f1.txt too.
> --
> Brian Murray
> Ubuntu Bug Master
Interestingly a bootable USB is different than the CD and it's in

I've searched and cannot find it on an installed system.  Right now
dmesg has the same date on the kernel

"Linux version 2.6.38-8-generic (buildd@allspice) (gcc version 4.5.2
(Ubuntu/Linaro 4.5.2-8ubuntu3) ) #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:24 UTC
2011 (Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic"

But I think Brian's method is best.

Maybe an RFE for the installer to save some sort identifier somewhere?


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