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Old 08-07-2004, 12:12 PM   #1
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Where is my kernel?

I just installed Knoppix 3.4. I opened KDE Control Center (in an attempt to fix a different problem) and noticed the KDE Kernel Configurator. I open this and was surprised to find that my kernel is nowhere to be found. The error message is something along the lines of:

Sorry, KDE Control Center cannot find your kernel because no architecture was specified.

This brings me to the question of: Why is this happening? Where is my kernel?

If anyone could shed some light onto the source of this problem, I would appreciate it.

Old 08-07-2004, 12:16 PM   #2
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your kernel source should be in /usr/src/(the version of yout kernel) and you *.img system map and vmlinuz should be in /boot

Hope this helps
Old 08-07-2004, 12:17 PM   #3
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you'll also want to install the kernel-source headers
Old 08-07-2004, 01:05 PM   #4
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i think u need to install the kernel headers as well the kernel development package

Old 08-07-2004, 02:39 PM   #5
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Your kernel is typically named /boot/vmlinuz It is a gzipped file that expands when loaded.


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