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Old 04-05-2006, 09:31 AM   #1
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FC5 kernel location....yes another one.

well I did a lot of searching and I can not find the answer that will help.
First odd I am a noob and I have tried to run/learn linux in the past. I have just installed linux fedora Core 5 and I was trying to install ndiswrapper. The prob is when it looks for my kernel. From what I have read the kernel should be located in one of a couple of possible locations. One is /user/bin or /usr/src or usr/src/(distro)...mine happens to be /usr/src/redhat. In all of those locations there are no kernel folders and I can not find my kernel file. I tried to search but I come up empty handed. I installed an updated kernel with it's suporting install file (I can't remember what it's called). When I do that I then get the "kernel" located in the /usr/src/kernel. BUT in that folder there are other folders none of witch contain the kernel that ndiswrapper is looking for....... what am I missing.

Thanks for the help

Old 04-05-2006, 10:06 AM   #2
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You need to follow the instructions;
8.6. Preparing for Kernel Development

Basically you want to;

Download the kernel<version#>.src.rpm file (hint uname -r)
Then do; rpmbuild -bp --target $(uname -m) kernel-2.6.spec
And if desired follow; 8.5. Following Generic Textbooks from the link above.
Old 04-05-2006, 11:13 PM   #3
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You can also just install ndiswrapper packages from Livna:
* add Livna
* do "yum install kmod-ndiswrapper"
Old 04-06-2006, 04:33 PM   #4
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You can also just install ndiswrapper packages from Livna:
* add Livna
* do "yum install kmod-ndiswrapper"

I'll give that a try....I tried to follow the fedora witeup (listed from the first response) but it still didn't work the way I believe. ndiswrapper still could not find the kernel. I just d'loaded a suse so if I can't get this to work tonight I'll give that a shot. Thanks for the help sofar.


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