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Old 08-04-2003, 12:54 AM   #1
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Question on RH 9(Kernel-headers)


ey guys!I need to install kernel-headers in my machine,but i cant find the said file in my 3 cd's...Can anyone help me regarding this matter?
 
Old 08-04-2003, 01:00 AM   #2
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You need to install kernel-source. Type
uname -r
in the console to find out what kernel you have and download the kernel source specific to that from some site like
http://www.rpmseek.com/index.html
which distro do you have? look on google if you dont find kernel-source at the above site
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Old 08-04-2003, 01:12 AM   #3
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after uname -r it posted 2.4.20.Do i need to download kernel-source or kernel-headers only?how can i know if it is the right one for my machine?
 
Old 08-04-2003, 01:19 AM   #4
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kernel headers are in kernel-source. It should give you more info than that example: uname -r on my machine gives me
2.4.20-19.9
In your case it doesnt give you a release number, make sure you have that. Than download
kernel-source-2.4.20-19.9.i386.rpm (for example). Usually these files are on your 3rd installation cd. You can go into main menu >> System Settings >>Add/Remove Applications >> Development packages>>Kernel Development packages and install those packages.
Post here if you are still confused
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Old 08-04-2003, 01:25 AM   #5
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i did not configured it to start X..Im trying to configure it in Text-based mode.It showed me 2.4.20.The 3rd CD has no kernel-source in it...Where can i find this?


Your help is very much appreciated!thank you very much!
 
Old 08-04-2003, 01:33 AM   #6
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I found it in one of my cd's...My mistake...sorry for that..My next problem is that when I try to install all of the rpm's I need from one of my directories,it still looks for the kernel-headers..I tried to install Kernel-source first to see if it gives out kernel-headers but dependencies prevent me from doing this...thanks!
 
Old 08-04-2003, 01:40 AM   #7
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kernel-source2.4.20 is what you should look for in your cd. Again, I believe there should be a release number with it..i wonder why it isnt showing up. Without that you wouldnt know which one to download.
Do, uname --help for help on this topic. You can find source rpms here:
http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrp...kernel-source/
if all fails then install x and gnome and do the steps I told you. You can always uninstall it .
Hope it helps
 
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oops mistake, I meant kernel-source-2.4.20.i386.rpm
 
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Try uname -a
 
  


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