What version of Opensuse/Linux when inactive

Hopefully an easy question:
If I have a random hard disk, with various operating systems on it, is there any way to tell by looking at files (ie not booting into the disk) what version of opensuse, in particular, or linux, in general, that I am looking at??
Thanks.

On 2014-08-21 10:26 (GMT) hornetster composed:

> If I have a random hard disk, with various operating systems on it, is
> there any way to tell by looking at files (ie not booting into the disk)
> what version of opensuse, in particular, or linux, in general, that I am
> looking at??

Assuming you’ve already figured out how to mount the partition(s) in question:

cat <mountpoint>/etc/*elease # for the operating system release/version

ls <mountpoint>/boot/vmlinuz* # usually (e.g. openSUSE) lists Linux kernel

version(s)

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