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Old 08-21-2004, 09:32 PM   #1
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vmlinux and fedora core 2...


I am trying to install madwifi on my fedora core 2 box, but am having problems. I keep getting errors saying that vmlinux isnt where it should be. I read in a post at the madwifi site that in fedora 2 vmlinux is in a different location, and the posts author had to recompile his kernel to get vmlinux in the proper location. This is what I get when doing a make.

/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build/vmlinux: No such file or directory

Is there any way to move/find vmlinux without recompiling the kernel?
 
Old 08-21-2004, 10:02 PM   #2
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That's strange. Try just copying the vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 file from your /boot directory into /lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build directory and name it as vmlinux.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 01:12 AM   #3
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Re: vmlinux and fedora core 2...

Quote:
Originally posted by justin9
I am trying to install madwifi on my fedora core 2 box, but am having problems. I keep getting errors saying that vmlinux isnt where it should be. I read in a post at the madwifi site that in fedora 2 vmlinux is in a different location, and the posts author had to recompile his kernel to get vmlinux in the proper location. This is what I get when doing a make.

/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build/vmlinux: No such file or directory

Is there any way to move/find vmlinux without recompiling the kernel?
hi there
/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build/vmlinux
here 'build' should be pointing to ur linux 2.6.5 source directory /usr/src/linux-2.6.5-1......

so what u can do is copy ur vmlinux-2.6.5,.... from the /boot directory to the
/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build/ in the nameof vmlinux


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Old 08-23-2004, 01:48 PM   #4
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I copied the vmlinuz file over to the correct directory and renamed it, and then ran make again, this time I got the following problem.
Code:
make[1]: Entering directory `/madwifi-20030802/ath_hal'
/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build/scripts/modpost /lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build/vmlinux ah_osdep.o
make[1]: *** [ah_osdep.mod.c] Segmentation fault
make[1]: Leaving directory `/madwifi-20030802/ath_hal'
This repeats 3 times with slightly different commands, same results. What is segmentation fault?
 
Old 08-23-2004, 03:25 PM   #5
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hi
as far as i know in linux segmentaton fault generally refers to some invalid memory refernce due to some error in the code

did u get past the lst error u were getting

more more output

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Old 08-23-2004, 03:29 PM   #6
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It could be because the vmlinux file you copied is a compressed file.
 
Old 08-23-2004, 03:32 PM   #7
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Quote:
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It could be because the vmlinux file you copied is a compressed file.

hi
can u please throw more light on to that, i could not get it

regards
 
Old 08-23-2004, 03:55 PM   #8
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as far as i know in linux segmentaton fault generally refers to some invalid memory refernce due to some error in the code
The segmentation fault is the only error I recieved, here is the complete output, maybe I just overlooked something.
Code:
[root@localhost madwifi-20030802]# make
for i in ./ath_hal ./wlan ./driver; do \
        (cd $i; make); \
done
make[1]: Entering directory `/madwifi-20030802/ath_hal'
/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build/scripts/modpost /lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build/vmlinux ah_osdep.o
make[1]: *** [ah_osdep.mod.c] Segmentation fault
make[1]: Leaving directory `/madwifi-20030802/ath_hal'
make[1]: Entering directory `/madwifi-20030802/wlan'
/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build/scripts/modpost /lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build/vmlinux if_ieee80211subr.o
make[1]: *** [if_ieee80211subr.mod.c] Segmentation fault
make[1]: Leaving directory `/madwifi-20030802/wlan'
make[1]: Entering directory `/madwifi-20030802/driver'
/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build/scripts/modpost /lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build/vmlinux if_ath.o
make[1]: *** [if_ath.mod.c] Segmentation fault
make[1]: Leaving directory `/madwifi-20030802/driver'
make: *** [all] Error 2
[root@localhost madwifi-20030802]#
How can I tell if the problem is with the vmlinux or my madwifi program? I could try downloading and installing a different version of madwifi if you think that might work.
 
Old 08-23-2004, 04:01 PM   #9
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hi
yes if u can ry out some newer versions that would be fine
also see the pre requisites of the software u r installing

regards
 
Old 08-23-2004, 04:13 PM   #10
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I think the default installation using kernel*.rpm is a bzImage file. For custom installations from the source code, you have the option of making the kernel as a zImage, a bzImage, and a host of other images. So, if the madwifi installer is looking for a .so or .o reference in the kernel, it would be able to find it in the uncompressed kernel image, but not the compressed kernal image file.
 
Old 08-23-2004, 05:36 PM   #11
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I will download a newer version, and try runnning that. And what would be the easiest way for me to get the uncompressed kernel image, I would appreciate somewhat easy instructions too, as I am still quite a newb. thanks
 
Old 09-06-2004, 06:32 PM   #12
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Can anyone help me? I am still unable to use the internet from linux...
 
  


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