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When you are installing your kernel the responsible script is copying kernel image and initramfs into your /boot directory. If a previous kernel image with the same name already exist, it is renamed by appending .old to its name. CONFIG_LOCALVERSION: Append an extra string to the end of your kernel version. This will show up when you type uname, ...
Use the following commands to get more details: cat /etc/*release* uname -a
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