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Old 10-28-2002, 06:19 AM   #1
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Question Howto install the linuxkernel-source from CDROM?


Well, that's basically it: Howto install the linuxkernel-source from CDROM?

As you can see I use Debian 3.0r0; I installed it using my Debian-installation-CD.

(I need to install the kernelsource, because I'd like to get my SBAudigy working under Linux..)

 
Old 10-28-2002, 11:01 AM   #2
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Determine which Kernel you need the source for. Make sure your CD is in your /etc/apt/sources.list. Issue the command apt-get install libcurses5 libcurses5-dev kernel-package kernel-headers-#.#.# kernel-source-#.#.# which will install the Kernel source, header and package manager (substitute the appropriate kernel version for #.#.#).
 
Old 10-28-2002, 11:07 AM   #3
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Hi!
If you want to make a new Installation of Debian, you can burn this ISO Image and boot from this CD Rom:
http://people.debian.org/~blade/boot-floppies/cvs/

With this Image Kernel 2.4.18-bf2.4 will be installed.
 
Old 10-29-2002, 08:15 AM   #4
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txGeek:..
First: Does your apt-get command install the kernel (and the rest of the command attributes) in /usr/src/ ?
Second: Do I really need all the libraries, packages etc. OR is the kernel-source-#.#.# just enough.... I only want to install my SBaudigy souncard and my Ati Radeon videocard....

tnX
 
Old 10-29-2002, 10:50 AM   #5
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Apt-get will install the kernel source in /usr/src/kernel-source-#.#.# .

The headers, libraries and package manager are small so I would go ahead and install all of it.
 
Old 10-30-2002, 10:25 AM   #6
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Unhappy boehoehoe..

Uhmm.. It didn't work..
I issued the command you gave me. Then I looked at the directory, but there still wasn't any source in it (moreover the /usr/src/kernel-source-#.#.# wasn't even there! )
What it did was tell me that mplayer-k6 wasn't properly installed (I know: that's 1 of the reasons I needed the kernel.. l0l)..something about a few libraries not installed..

Anyhow, what do I check/do now? (I still really don't get when and how to use apt-get and dselect... and I DID rtfm .. )

Last edited by Debianewb; 10-30-2002 at 10:26 AM.
 
Old 10-30-2002, 02:15 PM   #7
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Re: boehoehoe..

Quote:
Originally posted by Debianewb
Uhmm.. It didn't work..
I issued the command you gave me. Then I looked at the directory, but there still wasn't any source in it (moreover the /usr/src/kernel-source-#.#.# wasn't even there! )
You didn't literally type in #.#.# did you? If so, you need to replace the #.#.# with the appropriate kernel version like kernel-source-2.4.19.
 
Old 10-30-2002, 04:09 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Donald1000
Hi!
If you want to make a new Installation of Debian, you can burn this ISO Image and boot from this CD Rom:
http://people.debian.org/~blade/boot-floppies/cvs/

With this Image Kernel 2.4.18-bf2.4 will be installed.
Debian already contatins that kernel on the 3.0 cdrom, when you boot the installation you just have to type bf2.4 to install with the 2.4.18-bf2.4 kernel.

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First write apt-cache search kernel-source

Then you have a list of the kernels available.

So it will f.ex. be:

apt-get install kernel-source.2.4.19

When you install the kernel, it puts it in /usr/src as a bz2 compressed file as far as i remember.
 
Old 10-31-2002, 05:20 AM   #9
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tnx aliensub; I'll try this tonight.. One small question right away: can I also view this "list of the kernels available"?

 
Old 10-31-2002, 05:56 PM   #10
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write:
apt-cache search kernel-source

A really cool tool is synaptic, itīs a gui-frontend for apt-get and really nice.

You can get it by:

apt-get install synaptic
 
Old 11-19-2002, 09:36 AM   #11
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Okay did this, done that etc.

I extracted the file, because I reckoned the install-procedure for the SBAudigy drivers would need it that way.

Now, at this point the drivers still would'nt install. I figured out that I had to make the kernel, but this is where I get confused:
I'm perfectly happy with the way my Linux-setup works, therefor I don't want to change anything except for adding my soundcard and some more software.
I still don't quite understand if now my OS will use the uncompressed kernel and it's default settings or my "old" setup.
So I choose for make oldconfig (followed by make)in the hope it would keep my previous settings... Is this assumption correct?

If so, my modules still don't work. How can I fix this? (more makes?)

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