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Old 08-30-2002, 11:24 AM   #1
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kernel src rpm

I want to mount my dos partition in linux, but my dos partition is ntfs, so have to recompile the kernel, right? Well i tried to install the rpm by building it first, but it gives me this really really strange error. It says: cannot open kernel-2.4.18-3.src.rpm. But i know it exists because its there when i query it. I tried everything i knew. I tried using the --force flag, install, upgrade, freshen, everything i could think of.

Oh yah, and if anyone read my previous post about how my entire box is screwed up because cdrom, floppy and internet dont work, mounting my dos partition is my last hope for getting the gui video card drivers.
Old 08-30-2002, 12:36 PM   #2
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is the source extracted?

If so you'll probably have a /usr/src/linux directory (or something similar)

if so change to that directory and do "make config", "make menuconfig" or "make xconfig"

each of these programs allows you to configure the kernel before you compile it....

Read this for more information about compiling you kernel..

If the above directory does not exist u'll need to extract the rpm, this can be done using the rpm program, kpackage or various other tools


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