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Old 06-18-2003, 01:46 PM   #16
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Let's see, you're running RH 9. And you probably haven't updated your kernel past what was on the CDs. To confirm issue:

# uname -r

You should see '2.4.20-8'.

The rpm you want is on CD #2 and is called

kernel-source-2.4.20-8.i386.rpm

If you don't have the CDs, you can download from
ftp://mirror.mcs.anl.gov/pub/redhat/...6/RedHat/RPMS/
 
Old 06-18-2003, 04:33 PM   #17
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GREAT!

thanks joe,

I looked on the cd2 and I did not see that file EXACTLY, although I did come accross kernel-utilities-2.4.20-8.i386.rpm but I have learned close is no cigar.

so I am downloading it from the site you have advised...
which directory do you advise I put her in once she is mine?
that is, does it matter where I rpm it?

I really feel as if I am getting close!!!!!
 
Old 06-18-2003, 05:21 PM   #18
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oh no.... I just noticed I have 2.4.20-6!!!!
looks like I spoke too soon.... that is the hazard of being on the windows side i guess...
now I am getting that one, (or at least trying)
 
Old 06-18-2003, 05:55 PM   #19
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well...
I found a thread in here somewhere...of someone else who was having trouble finding kernel-source-2.4.20-6..i386 file...
(just like me!)

here it is:

Well, i'd suggest upgrading the kernel and using the correct sources for that. Don't worry, upgrading RH kernel is a piece of cake

Go get the correct kernel for your version of Red Hat at https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-172.html

Just download kernel-2.4.20-x.i686.rpm and the file kernel-source-2.4.20-x.i386.rpm (source is in the i386 section).

then follow the instructions at the bottom, being:
rpm -ivh <yournewkernel>
rpm -ivh <andthesources>

maybe this is the way I have to go....
and guess what! I have about 10 new questions!
will I need more than these two files,

kernel-sources-2.4.20-8.i386.rpm
kernel-2.4.20-8.i686.rpm?- which I am not sure I can find, but I
am looking.

OR

should I just get these two files from that site in their newest manifestation?

OR

will I need more that these two files if I use 2.4.20-8 or 2.4.20-* (the new one)?
 
Old 06-18-2003, 05:59 PM   #20
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well I am getting the kernel...i686.rpm with out trouble,
I hope I am on the right path.
 
Old 06-18-2003, 10:36 PM   #21
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-8 that is
 
Old 06-20-2003, 01:43 PM   #22
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well I could not find kernel-source-2.4.20-6.i386.rpm, so I followed the advice I turned up somewhere on this site, (above)
got kernel and kernel-source rom files for 2.4.20-8 and now at grub screen I have the choice of those two. (is this right)?

to make a long story short, nothing seems to work. I still get the SAME error !!! (Above)
I have tried this for a week now and I am begining to become discouraged. I wish I had an extra hundred, but I do not.
I don't know what else it could be?? any advice?
 
Old 06-20-2003, 05:15 PM   #23
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On my system:

# uname -r
2.4.20-18.9

# rpm -qa | grep kernel
<some other rpms>
kernel-2.4.20-18.9
kernel-source-2.4.20-18.9

# gcc -v
<some other text>
gcc version 3.2.2 20030222 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.2-5)

You should see the same, or perhaps a different version of the kernel. But the version you reference - 2.4.20-6 - are you sure that's Red Hat 9? I downloaded an early release version of RH 9 and the kernel was 2.4.20-8. Then I upgraded to 2.4.20-18.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 07:18 PM   #24
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hey joe
glad to hear from you...
I have been so frustrated that I had to step away for a few days.
...now, back to the madness.

I did have 2.4.20-6 but I looked around for the -source, and found that thread that told
me to upgrade to 2.4.20-8 (since kernel-source-2.4.20-6.i386.rpm does not exist.)

I hope I did that right, and did no harm, but I am still in the same error boat !!!!
I don't know what I could be missing, maybe it has something to do with in what directory I configure and try to 'make' these things?
I could use any advice you have...
maybe you have a pick for the 3rd race at hollywood park, and I could go buy a modem!

here is what I have going now, everything look o.k.????

[root@localhost sjk01]# uname -r
2.4.20-8
[root@localhost sjk01]# rpm -qa | grep kernel
kernel-pcmcia-cs-3.1.31-13
kernel-source-2.4.20-8
kernel-2.4.20-6
kernel-2.4.20-8
[root@localhost sjk01]#

but as I said still have the same error????
 
Old 06-22-2003, 07:26 PM   #25
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oh yeah, this too:

[root@localhost sjk01]# gcc -v
Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-redhat-linux/3.2.2/specs
Configured with: ../configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --disable-checking --with-system-zlib --enable-__cxa_atexit --host=i386-redhat-linux
Thread model: posix
gcc version 3.2.2 20030222 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.2-5)
[root@localhost sjk01]#

does any of this help explain the problem?
 
Old 06-22-2003, 09:13 PM   #26
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Don't know if it will fix it for you - doesn't explain the problem - but if you e-mail me at jv@sent.com I can reply with the pctel modules your kernel needs. I built them using 2.4.20-8 kernel.

At least it might help you to get the modem working...
 
Old 06-24-2003, 03:43 PM   #27
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well.
they have beaten me.
had a good tip on a horse and raised the capital to just go buy a modem.

thank you everyone who has endured my witless pleading for help...

I sure hope this thing works!!!
 
  


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