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Old 10-15-2004, 10:32 PM   #1
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The kernel easter egg hunt!


Redhat 9 i am using, yes.

ATI video card drivers i am installing, yes.

Problem with install of ATI drivers, no.

BUT there is supposed to be a /usr/src/linux directory. I have /usr/src and thats it. Where is the linux kernel directory at in RH9
 
Old 10-15-2004, 10:45 PM   #2
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you probably don't have kernel source installed, install it from your fedora cd
 
Old 10-15-2004, 10:45 PM   #3
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You have to install the kernel source. In redhat, there should be a kernel source rpm. I haven't used redhat for quite a while, but on mandrake you could use the "urpmi" command to install rpm's. The package is on your installation disks somewhere.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 11:13 PM   #4
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yup. man this is retarded. I looked through several books and sites on RH9 and it's supposed to be there. So pretty ticked at it at this point. Since i gotta install the source, can i go out and install 2.6 kernel instead of 2.4? I found an rpm for it, but will i have the same problem with that directory not being found?
 
Old 10-16-2004, 12:15 AM   #5
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Are you sure redhat's not installing the source somewhere else? Try searching for "linux" or "linux-2.4.*" either in a file manager or with "locate" on the command line.
I wouldn't monkey around with the 2.6 source unless you want to try compiling and running it. If you aren't actually running the 2.6 kernel, the source is no good.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 12:42 PM   #6
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Thats a good idea. I shoulda thought of that. Oh well, I got home from work lastnight and my system has removable HDD racks so that i can swith HDs whenever i want. Anyways, i put in my RH9 drive and i got the ever-famous no OS found error. I did'nt make a boot disk. ><

SO, in process of installing SuSE 9. I bought the distro of amazon and it comes with all the user and admin guides i need, so i figured i'll give it a shot and see if i have better luck. SuSE can install RPMs, so that makes it about the same operation that i was attempting on RH9. Thanks for the advice though
 
  


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