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yes, so you need to install the source files from the kernel-source.something.rpm file in your distro cds. this it NOT the kernel, but the source files that are compiled inthe the kernel found in your kernel.something.rpm.
Originally posted by elite If I am understanding correctly i actually need to install the kernel and the kernel source files.
You must already have a (compiled) kernel to be running Linux. This kernel will have been the one that you put on during your installation. What your program is looking for is the source code for the kernel, not the kernel itself.
All you need to install is the kernel source code. Once its there you can either forget about it or build yourself a nice shiney new kernel (when you feel the urge)!
The way that I would do it would be to get the source code from your local mirror of ftp.kernel.org then simply unpack the tarball to /usr/src. You'll then want to symlink the linux-2.4.xx dir as linux (ln -s linux-2.4.xx linux) to things that look for /usr/src/linux can find what they expect. You'll also want change to the linux directory and run 'make symlinks' so your assembly dir is linked correctly.
If you are actually going to build a new kernel then have a look at the kernel-HOWTO
Originally posted by elite HOW DO I INSTALL A NEW KERNEL.
sorry about the caps
If you're sorry about using caps, don't use them. we have told you a number of times in this thread that you DO NOT NEED TO INSTALL A NEW KERNEL. *Please* try and pay a little more attention to the help you are given.