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Old 02-18-2004, 05:45 PM   #1
joe_sixpack
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location of kernel source


I've got a problem where I'm trying to install some intel network card drivers for my machine.

I've downloaded the tar.gz file from Intel then I ran this command:

rpmbuild -tb nicdriver.tar.gz

I get the error "cannot locate kernel source". I then stuck in my Red Hat sources CD and installed the package named kernel-2.4.9-e.12.src.rpm using the following command:

rpm -Uvh kernel-2.4.9-e.12.src.rpm

That package installed without a problem. But I still continue to get the cannot locate kernel source when ever I run either rpmbuild or use the make install command.

I moved into /lib/modules it had a broken symlink build -> /usr/src/linux-2.4.9-e.12.

the dir /usr/src only had a single sub folder named "redhat". So I created a symlink in the /usr/src dir using this command:

ln -s /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES linux-2.4.9-e.12

I still get the kernel source error... HELP! I'd love to get my machine to work on my LAN.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 06:27 PM   #2
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You did not install the Linux kernel source files. Go back and undo all of the links that you did (as they are all wrong). Then, look for a file more like 'kernel-source-*'. That is the source code for the kernel.
What you installed was the RPM source for the kernel. Not the same thing.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 03:45 AM   #3
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Thank you for you help Linux_in_NH, I found the kernel source not on the source CD's but rather the binary CD's..
 
  


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