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Old 08-13-2005, 04:35 PM   #1
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Unhappy iBurst PCMCIA driver install make error 2 Ubuntu 2.6.10 linux

Hello All,

Yes I am a linux newbie, but a computer professional as a a day job. So heres my question.

I am running: Ubuntu 'Hoary Hedgehog' with the 2.6.10 Kernel.
Hardware platform is a Toshiba Tecra A2 laptop with an iBurst PCMCIA card for wireless broadband.

I downloaded the driver and followed instructions from the net, as well as the readme, but I dont get very far. After unzipping the driver to the /tmp/iburst directory, I get the following error after I try to run the make command:

make -C /lib/modules/2.6.10-5-386/build SUBDIRS=/tmp/iburst/iburst-1.2.1 modulesmake[1]: Entering directory '/lib/modules/2.6.10-5-386/build'
make [1] : *** No rule to make target 'modules'. Stop.
make [1]: Leaving directory /lib/modules/2.6.10-5-386/build
make: *** [default] Error 2
What do I do now? The 'modules' directory exists, and I dont have a clue.



Last edited by Young_Pilgrim; 08-13-2005 at 04:37 PM.
Old 08-22-2005, 03:37 AM   #2
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make [1] : *** No rule to make target 'modules'. Stop.

It means that the "Makefile" does not have a target to do a "make modules". For example, in kernel compilation typical targets are "dep", "modules", "bzImage" etc. So "target 'modules'" has nothing to do with "modules" directory.

As you did not actually mention what you were trying to do, I suppose you're trying to compile external Wlan modules. I suggest you check Ubuntu manuals on how to compile a custom kernel and external modules. I can help only with stock Debian procedures.

Also check

"ubuntu kernel compilation"
"ubuntu external modules"

Those should provide you with a starting point.
Old 08-22-2005, 03:51 AM   #3
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My Mission

Thank you Basileus.

I am trying to install my iBurst PCCard, which provides a wireless broadband service.
I have downloaded the driver which contains the following instructions:

2.6 Kernel Installation for Debian/Ubuntu Linux

Step 0. Make sure you have linux-headers package for your kernel,
A P4 kernel uses the linux-headers-2.6.10-5-686 package you can
run "COLUMNS=150 dpkg --list|grep kernel" to find out the current kernel
on the system

Step 0a. apt-get install pppoeconf ppp pppoe

Step 1. Go to and download the
latest driver into /tmp directory, you also need to be logged in as root.

Step 2. cd /tmp; tar xzvf <filename>; cd <directory>

Step 3. make && make install (check to see if there were any errors)

Step 4. edit /etc/network/interfaces and paste the following lines at
the bottom

auto nas-ib
iface nas-ib inet manual
up ifconfig $IFACE up
up pon dsl-provider
down poff dsl-provider
down ifconfig $IFACE down

Step 5. Edit /etc/modprobe.d/iburst.modprobe and paste the following

options ib-net ifname="nas-ib"
options ib-pcmcia debug=7 interval=100

Step 6. Edit /etc/pcmcia/iburst.conf and paste the following

device "iburst_cs"
class "network" module "ib-pcmcia"

card "ArrayComm ut02"
manfid 0x02e3, 0x0001
bind "iburst_cs"

card "ArrayComm ut02"
manfid 0x02e3, 0x0002
bind "iburst_cs"

Step 7. run /etc/init.d/pcmcia restart

Step 8. run pppoeconf

Step 9. Insert iBurst card and wait a minute or so for the interface to
come up and pppoe to be triggered, you should have a working link
by this stage.
I thought I needed to install the driver, as you can see I only get to Step 3.
Thanks for your advice, I will read up on those topics you suggested.


Last edited by Young_Pilgrim; 08-22-2005 at 03:54 AM.
Old 09-29-2005, 08:48 AM   #4
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I'm having exactly the same problem. Did you find a solution?
Old 10-02-2005, 07:33 AM   #5
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You need to make a symbolic link called /lib/modules/2.6.10-5-386/build that points to /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.10-5-386/

The command would be:

ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.10-5-386/ /lib/modules/2.6.10-5-386/build

Double check the folder name for the linux-headers. I'm typing out of memory and it might be slightly different.
Old 05-21-2006, 02:38 AM   #6
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Thanks guys!!! PHEW!

picked up my mate one of these iBURST PCMCIA cards today and was totally cr@pping myself when i saw it only came with a 2.4 kernel driver and redhat scripts... EEEeeekkk..

Problem appears fixed now though! Cheers
Old 05-25-2006, 04:49 PM   #7
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Patches to Linux driver for Ubuntu/2.6.12 Kernel

I'm assuming as you have Ubuntu "Hoary" if/when you migrate to "Breezy" or beyond you may want to consider patches posted here:

that fix several bugs in the current driver.


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