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Old 10-27-2010, 09:15 PM   #1
frank81
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Missing kernel headers for Backtrack 3


I was trying to compile the driver for my wireless device and stumbled upon the 'missing kernel headers' error. Found the kernel header somewhere on the internet, named kernel.lzm. If I boot Backtrack 3 directly from the cd and not installing it, how do I use the kernel header? Do I need to install it, place it somewhere or just load it?
 
Old 11-02-2010, 07:28 PM   #2
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Code:
$ apt-cache search linux-headers
and then perform this command on the one with the matching specifications of your install
Code:
$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-<your-kernel-type>
 
Old 11-03-2010, 09:11 PM   #3
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What do I put in for the kernel type? Do I put it kernel.lzm ?
 
Old 11-04-2010, 06:18 PM   #4
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post the output of apt-cache search linux-headers
 
Old 12-07-2010, 01:33 AM   #5
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Thanks for the reply & guidance.

Managed to install kernel.lzm that's required to use the "make" command.

Downloaded kernel.lzm to a directory. Switched to the directory & typed the code.
lzm2dir kernel.lzm /
 
Old 12-07-2010, 02:21 AM   #6
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Oops I may be wrong or there is something to learn here. BT3 was based on slackware so I do not think apt can be used.
Anyway if the OP's issue is resolved no problems .
 
Old 03-28-2014, 07:05 AM   #7
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help

hello i did apt-cache search linux-headers and i got loads numbers den i did sudo apt-get install linux-headers-<your-kernel-type> wat will i enter in your kerneel type?? i can post output file if u want
 
Old 03-28-2014, 08:29 AM   #8
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in a terminal type uname -r that will tell you your running kernel.

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