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Old 07-17-2009, 03:09 PM   #1
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Question broadcom nic driver installation fails-no such file and dir

I'm trying to install the broadcom driver for my centos 4.7 box
and get message below when I try to compile it.
make -C SUBDIRS=/root/bnx2/src modules
make: *** SUBDIRS=/root/bnx2/src: No such file or directory. Stop.
make: *** [default] Error 2

I have full configured and compiled linux sources under /usr/src/linux
and I'm not sure what the command is complaining about.

When I try doing the same on my gentoo box it works and gives me following output

make -C /lib/modules/2.6.27-gentoo-r8/build SUBDIRS=/home/user/Server/Linux/Driver/netxtreme2-4.8.10/bnx2-1.8.5b/src modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27-gentoo-r8'
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST 2 modules
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27-gentoo-r8'

what am I missing here
Old 07-17-2009, 05:45 PM   #2
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Into what directory did you untar the broadcom driver?
Are you running configure from that same directory?
Did you use any additional parameters with "./configure"?
Old 07-20-2009, 09:56 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by exkor5000 View Post
Into what directory did you untar the broadcom driver?
Are you running configure from that same directory?
Did you use any additional parameters with "./configure"?
I am running configure from the same directory to which i've unbzipped the driver. Should i try it from different directory such as /root/driver/.configure instead of just ./.configure?

I'm not using any options.

This still leaves the question of why it would work on my gentoo box but not on the centos box.

EDIT: Actually there is no .configure file just the Make file.
thanks a lot for replying.

Last edited by pgb205; 07-20-2009 at 10:26 AM.


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