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Old 08-25-2003, 05:14 AM   #1
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need help understanding kernel installation

hi all,

just want to ask....

what is a kernel header? is it installed when we first did the installation of linux or do we need to download it from somewhere to install it?

Old 08-25-2003, 05:31 AM   #2
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C programs often have definitions stored in files with the form *.h
A lot of the standard oned are in /usr/include.
The ones for your kernel are in
/usr/src/linux/include provided you have the source for your distro available. If not you may have it as an rpm or tar file on your cd.
Source code for standard kernels can be found at


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