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Old 05-28-2003, 10:14 PM   #166
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I thought NetBSD was a variant to Unix.
 
Old 05-28-2003, 10:19 PM   #167
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They may work similar, but they are much different, just like Linux is a Unix workalike. Did you read my question about your kernel?
 
Old 05-28-2003, 10:21 PM   #168
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How far back is your question?? I might of a while ago.
 
Old 05-28-2003, 10:26 PM   #169
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Did you install the kernel source code and headers from your CD or download a different source code?

Your running kernel can be found by commanding

uname -r

I will check and see what kernel I am running and then look and see if I have that source code.
Code:
[phil@tinwhistle phil]$ uname -r
2.4.18-3
[phil@tinwhistle phil]$ cd /usr/src/linux-2.4.18-3
[phil@tinwhistle linux-2.4.18-3]$ ls
abi      COPYING        drivers  init    lib          mm      REPORTING-BUGS
arch     CREDITS        fs       ipc     MAINTAINERS  net     Rules.make
configs  Documentation  include  kernel  Makefile     README  scripts
[phil@tinwhistle linux-2.4.18-3]$
I do.

What is the result of you making the same commands with your kernel number for cd and ls?
 
Old 05-28-2003, 10:54 PM   #170
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arch Documentation kernel net
configs drivers lib README
COPYING fs linux-2.4.20-8 REPORTING-BUGS
COPYING.modules include MAINTAINERS Rules.make
CREDITS init Makefile scripts
crypto ipc mm tmp_include_depends

I have a question. I always write this out by hand. I wanted to copy it to a floppy disk. This is the command i used.
./configure > /home/user/configure.output. Why does it say no such file or directory?? Did i typed that command in right?? Thanks.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 09:48 AM   #171
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Why does it say no such file or directory??
Because that file doesn't exist. Create the file first with the command:

touch /home/user/configure.output

Then that file, which is now empty, will exist and you can write to it.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 09:55 AM   #172
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That's not quite true (at least in my experience). > will create the file if it doesn't exist. I think the part that is giving the output of:
Code:
no such file or directory
might be because there is no configure script, OR more likely, the person is not in the directory containing the configure script.

Cool
 
Old 05-29-2003, 10:07 AM   #173
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dsantamassino, you do understand that you should use /home/<user>/configure.output, replacing <user> with the actual user's login name, don't you?

For an example, in my case, I would use /home/phil/configure.output.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 12:56 PM   #174
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Congrats on guru Fancypiper. Well deserved. This has got to be the longest non-random thread I have ever seen. Wow!!
 
Old 05-29-2003, 04:38 PM   #175
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What do you want me to write in the terminal?? How do i copy everything i typed to a floppy disk?? I don't understand what you guys are talking about.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 07:59 PM   #176
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Quote:
Originally posted by dsantamassino
I don't understand what you guys are talking about.
That's why we keep urging you to read the Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition and the Linux Newbie Administrator Guide.

I am unsubscribing from this thread, so if you wish further help from me, start a new thread, with the subject significant to your problem, what you have attempted, etc., and being able to understand our answers.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 03:41 AM   #177
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derek,
we've tried hard to get your modem working, but it's
very hard, and a lot of that is just because of your
unfamiliarity with linux. what you are trying to do is a little
too hard for somebody unfamiliar with the linux terms
and commands and stuff like that.
all through this thread, several people have posted
short articles and howto's that they think you should read
so that you can better understand the instructions we
are trying to give you. a great many of the howto's are
installed with linux, and are easily available through
the desktop, though you may need to install the full
kde envinronment, which comes with your redhat 9,
so that you can read some of the stuff.
you could probably also install a recent version of
mandrake, and your pctel driver might work perfectly
in that following the instructions that you've already
followed and the commands you have used.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 07:42 AM   #178
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MasterC, Can you post some information on how to recompile my kernel or gcc?? Please reply back. Thank You.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 08:03 AM   #179
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This has to be the most incredible thread I have ever read. I cannot believe that one man can ask so many unrelated questions covering such a wide range of stuff without accepting one iota of advice.

The helpers and moderators on this forum surely are a patient lot indeed.

I followed a similar cluster of threads on the forum he mentions (ozzu.com) and they gave up in exasperation too.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 08:25 AM   #180
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derek,
you can recompile your kernel if you wish,
by entering the linux kernel source directory,
/usr/src/linux
and entering
make dep
make bzImage
make modules
make install
make modules_install

since redhat comes with a config already in the
source, you don't have to configure.
if you want to change any kernel options, youcan
run make menuconfig from that directory if you wish
first. that's how you compile a kernel.

if you goof up, you could make your redhat where it
won't boot, but that probably doesn't really bother you,
because you can reinstall if you mess it up.

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