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Old 02-01-2002, 07:05 PM   #1
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red hat kernel path


(I am wanting to install the emuk101 driver for a SB PCI512.)

I need to direct the installation file to the kernel, editing a file in the driver from usr/src/linux 2.4, the default, to usr/src/linux xxx, whatever my version is. red hat doesn't have that..it has usr/src/redhat, which appears empty...where is the equivalent to usr/src/linux in redhat? I have posted this question at the forum on the driver page, but there has been no response.
 
Old 02-01-2002, 09:11 PM   #2
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It seems that you have not installed the kernel source. Look at your packages to see if you have kernel source installed.
 
Old 02-02-2002, 12:50 PM   #3
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Hey--everything fell into place with that. I would not have considered that the defualt installation for the redhat I got is to not put the daggone kernel source in there. Never.

It's there now. I thought I was looking in the wrong place.
Thank you for expediting a frustrating tangle. I learned a lot getting that how it should be, as well.
 
Old 02-02-2002, 01:00 PM   #4
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well, if you go by the way redhat would generally rather you did.. i.e. only used RPM's you'd not have need for the kernel source, and at over 100mb decompressed, it's not the sort of thing yuod want to install unless you needed it.
 
Old 02-02-2002, 03:33 PM   #5
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I see

Really? So without it I could make changes, add stuff, via rpms, not needing usr/src/linux...? I need it for recompiling if I so deign, yes? What does the OS run from, then? Apparently I have a vagrant understanding.
 
Old 02-02-2002, 03:44 PM   #6
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well, that's the source, not the compiled program. all that source (169mb on the newst kernel) is compiled down to a 1mb kernel file anad say, 5 mb of aditional modules. feel free to read it, it's not very interesting tho... the kernel source is only needed really when you want to compile the kernel, and i'm not really sure what your'e doing with it. generally mosy programs only ever need access to the kernel headers, which list what finctions can be called in the kernel, rather than the actual code itself.

rpm's and such like compiled pre-compiled and only need to be put in place to work.
 
  


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