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Old 03-25-2006, 05:36 PM   #1
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Couldnt install kernel source on FC5

I upgraded an FC4 installation to FC5. At the FC4 times kernel was upgraded from up2date once or twice with rpm package and there is kernel-version source installed. Now after upgrading to FC5 i looked the kernel version of the new system and downloaded the source rpm from a mirror. I wanted to install it so i would at least now install the wireless driver or ndiswrapper but i couldnt yesterday. The rpm -i packet command turns back Nokey etc and i used many rpm options but couldnt succeed. i downt what im missing (of sleepless).Oh i didnt downloaded and installed the kernels tar package cause i wanted the kerlen to be rpm-able.

And having a p4 system it seemed faster to me and maybe ill soon try to do a fresh install to gain a fresh system.
Old 03-25-2006, 07:14 PM   #2
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u can check for steps to compile a kernel
Old 03-26-2006, 03:17 PM   #3
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Thanks but im not into kernewl compile yet. The funny thing is the kernel source rpm downloaded from an official mirror dont wanna be installed without giving any spesific error. anyway ill download the package from many other sites and try on an. Although i want it to be rpm installed maybe ill go in the classic get your tar and do what you wanna way :-)
Old 03-27-2006, 10:05 PM   #4
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Are you trying to compile your own wireless driver/ndiswrapper? Because what you need if you're trying to compile a kernel module is the kernel-devel package available from . Does that help? (I couldn't get the kernel source package to install on mine either.)

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Old 03-29-2006, 02:28 PM   #5
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Hi guys,

just to drop a line here, check at:

people dot redhat dot com/davej/kernels/Fedora/FC5/

I've got some errors trying to install kernel source via package manager too, but when I downloaded srpm & rpm from this guys site and installed manually (rpm -i ) everything went smooth.

Hope that helps.

PS The url is not quite an url, as it seems I haven't got the right to post links yet or smthng like that


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