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Old 02-18-2004, 07:56 PM   #1
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Unhappy Kernel Source Install HELP!

Hi everyone!

I just learned that I needed the Red Hat Linux 9.0 kernel source to install a program. So since my distribution did not come with the kernel source (it came with "Red Hat Linux 9.0 for DUMMIES" which does not include the Kernel source), I downloaded a kernel source (rpm format) version 2.4.20-6 from However, when I click on the rpm, Red Hat prepares to install it, but after that nothing happens. I checked the usr/src/..., but there is no linux source. Could it be that the file is corrupted or is it because I'm doing something really stupid. Please help!

Old 02-18-2004, 08:27 PM   #2
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Are you sure that you don't have the kernel-source on your CD? Search for "kernel"...
And are you sure that the RPM you downloaded is for your Distrib and Kernel? I think you could get the kernel-source for RH9 on or search in google for it.
Oh wait! I googled for you
Here all the kernel stuff for RH9:
or just the kernel source:
Its very good that you noticed that you need the kernel source! My first distrib was RH9 and I had to install the drivers for my Ethernet Card, so I needed the kernel-source... Paa! I was like 5 days on my PC until I noticed that I need it!
Ok...good luck!
Old 02-18-2004, 10:50 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply!

Does the "-6" part of 2.4.20-6 matter?
Old 02-19-2004, 08:59 AM   #4
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kernel source

im pretty sure the -6 part of the kernel matters.

there will be rpms for each of the different kernels. im guessing kernel-source2.4.20.rpm and kernel-source2.4.20-6 etc.

im running rh 9 with the kernel updated to 2.4.20-28.9 and im having a problem comfinguring the wlan-ng drivers if anyone can help me out.

i copied the relevant file from the /usr/src/kernel2.4.20-28.9 to .config but that didt fix the compile error.


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