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Old 01-13-2003, 08:53 PM   #1
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Installing network drivers gives error...


I'm building a LFS system for my netserver, and i compiled the kernel and all, and it booted in fine with it etc, but then i accidentally deleted the source...then when i was compiling these network drivers, i was getting the error of "Kernel source not found". So i grabbed the source again, put it in /usr/src/linux-2.4.19 and tried again...then it gave me an error that these sources haven't been configured...so ive configured them to what i _thought_ i had before...no doubt i may have missed a few options...could this be contributing to the following error? maybe i have to compile the kernel completely with the new configs for it to work???

also, after i had selected the new options for the kernel, i did make dep after it...


*insert some funny characters here*/bin/sh: -W: unrecognised option
then theres a listing of --help
and this:

Makefile:180: *** *** Aborting the build. *** This driver is not supported on kernel versions older than 2.4.0. Stop.


But the kernel version is 2.4.19 as this proves!: /usr/src/linux-2.4.19

hopefully i haven't confused you guys...
 
Old 01-14-2003, 03:39 AM   #2
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you should rebuild the kernel if you don't have the config file, everything needs to match

you should put a copy of your config file in /boot/

/boot/config-2.4.19

this way you will have it next time.
 
Old 01-14-2003, 07:04 AM   #3
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yeah but i was hoping not having to recompile the kernel completely...looks like i might as well with the new 2.4.20...


In LFS, you have to use kernel headers for a compilation of some program, can't remember what it was though...does it matter if i use a newer/different kernel now? or should all be good?
 
Old 01-14-2003, 07:20 AM   #4
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you are supposed to leave the original headers in place, but nobody seems to do it.
 
Old 01-14-2003, 08:17 AM   #5
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what does 'uname -a' return?

Last edited by mcleodnine; 01-14-2003 at 09:29 AM.
 
Old 01-16-2003, 08:19 PM   #6
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ok well i've recompiled the kernel, but this time as 2.4.20 and ive kept the source, hehe

The make install of the drivers is still giving me the errors. Is there some way that i can copy and paste the output of make install in here (I'm making it all on another machine here..)

I tried make install > output and ill chuck that output file onto a floppy and put into this machine and paste in here, but that didn't work...

any idea's?
 
Old 01-17-2003, 04:30 PM   #7
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you can select the text and paste it in a file
 
Old 01-17-2003, 04:50 PM   #8
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LOL, but how do you SELECT the text in a console? There is no mouse in there, gpm or what-ever it is, is disabled.
 
Old 01-18-2003, 09:07 AM   #9
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Anybody?! Please! I need to get this machine up ASAP.
 
Old 01-18-2003, 10:59 AM   #10
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do you have a /usr/src/linux link to your kernelsource?
 
Old 01-18-2003, 12:32 PM   #11
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gpm -m /dev/mouse -t imps2
 
Old 01-18-2003, 08:07 PM   #12
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yeah, there's a symlink from /usr/src/linux-2.4.20 to /usr/src/linux

DavidPhillips...I didn't compile any mouse support for the machine, there's no mouse connected, and I didn't install gpm.


Any more idea's on how to get the output to you guys?
Isn't there some way to pipe the output thru a program that'll write it to a file?
 
Old 01-18-2003, 11:10 PM   #13
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maybe this

2&1> filename
 
Old 01-19-2003, 01:18 AM   #14
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so you do it like so?:

make install 2&1> output

well, even if i do that, output turns out to be blank..

and if i go:
2&1> output
make install

the output file also comes out blank..
 
Old 01-19-2003, 04:04 AM   #15
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"make install > install.txt" should do the trick.
 
  


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