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Old 03-27-2006, 08:55 AM   #1
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Fedora Core 5 Kernel

I am a newbie to linux, this is my 2nd installation of a it. 1st RH9 and now FC5.
I just installed FC5 to be a dual boot on P4 machine.
It seems to work fine with no problems.
When I wanted to make my Dell 1450 wireless card to work, I discovered it is not supported.
One of the ways to install it is to use ndiswrapper program.
However, when I tired installing it, it looks for the Kernel Compile directory.
When I tried to look for it in /usr/src I couldn't find it.
To make it short, I just spent my weekend trying to recompile the kernel, the original 2.6.25 and the new one 2.6.16. I was able to do it, but ndiswrapper didn't like the new modules and kept installing in the old ones.

My questions are:

1. Where does FC5 install the kernel?
2. Do I need to ask for the kernel to bo complied during installation?
Old 03-27-2006, 09:22 AM   #2
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the kernel itself (compiled) is generally installed in /boot, the source ends up in /usr/src/kernels. Hopefully that helps. You'll need the source to recompile.
Old 03-27-2006, 09:57 AM   #3
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Take a look at this site:
It should shed some light on the topic.


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