You should put it in your /boot directory, because it is compressed along the lines of vmlinuz- 2.6.
I wanted to make a comment on the answer, but I can’t find the comment button. The vmlinuz file is compressed, so you need an uncompressed vmlinux one, which the default vmlinuz -es coming with Ubuntu do not have, as they are stripped of symbols. It is possible to unpack a vmlinuz into a vmlinux file, but first you have to find a byte offset in vmlinuz where the compressed file starts, and then use dd andzcat to unpack only the necessary part. This is explained in detail. In brief, below is my example terminal command log, based on the post:$ od – A d -t x1 /boot/vmlinuz-$(uname -r)
How do I check vmlinux version?
The strings utility can be used to find out what version of Linux it is. You can try a file. It might be possible to identify the file format if it is a compression format.
I have immediate access to the kernels I need to have the version string stored. It should be good enough for any 2.6 kernel which covers everything in the last 5 years. It is theoretically possible, but not entirely trivial. For x86/x86_64, YMMV is a format used in modern Linux kernels. A compressed image of the actual kernels is followed by some other minutia, like a bit of decompression code.
How do I find my kernel version?
Find the Linux kernels version. Show the Linux kernels version with help of a special file. For systemd based Linux, you can use hotnamectl to display hostname and running Linux kernels version.
Where is the vmlinux file?
The correct vmlinux file is located in the path /usr/lib/debug/lib/modules/uname -r/vmlinux.
Make a note of the correct vmlinux file. The correct vmlinux file should be in the path /usr/lib/debug/lib/modules/uname -r/vmlinux. The /boot/vmlinux image is used for the SUSE Linux enterprise server. The Linux version of the debug image is vmlinux.
What is vmlinux file Linux?
Executable and Linkable Format (ELF), Common Object File Format (COFF) and a. out are some of the object file formats supported by Linux.
The name of the platform is called the kernel image. The vmlinux file is compressed using simple gZIP, because the SILO boot loader decompresses gZIPped images. The bzImage was compressed using gZIP until Linux 2.6.30, which introduced more algorithms. The vmlinux file is in the data section. The extract-vmlinux script can be found under the script/ in the kernels sources.
What does vmlinuz mean Linux?
The Linux kernel is named vmlinuz. The term bootable means that the operating system can be loaded into the computer’s memory so that it can be used.
vmlinuz is the name of the Linux operating system. An exemplo file is a file that can be run as a program. vmlinuz is a compressed Linux kernels. The vmlinuz command is used to rename bzImage to vm after copying it to the /boot directory. Vmlinuz is the name of the compressed Linux kernel executable that was made into a compressed file.