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Old 12-21-2008, 07:19 AM   #1
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Linux Header [ Cannot find and needed]


Im using Debian Etch.

$uname gives me 2.26.3
I searched for 10+ hours and couldn't find the bloody headers anywhere.

$apt-get install linux-headers-'uname -r'
Doesn't find them

abc123:~# apt-get install linux-headers
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Package linux-headers is a virtual package provided by:
  linux-headers-2.6.26-bpo.1-xen-686 2.6.26-11~bpo40+1
  linux-headers-2.6.26-bpo.1-vserver-686-bigmem 2.6.26-11~bpo40+1
  linux-headers-2.6.26-bpo.1-vserver-686 2.6.26-11~bpo40+1
  linux-headers-2.6.26-bpo.1-openvz-686 2.6.26-11~bpo40+1
  linux-headers-2.6.26-bpo.1-amd64 2.6.26-11~bpo40+1
  linux-headers-2.6.26-bpo.1-686-bigmem 2.6.26-11~bpo40+1
  linux-headers-2.6.26-bpo.1-686 2.6.26-11~bpo40+1
  linux-headers-2.6.26-bpo.1-486 2.6.26-11~bpo40+1
  linux-headers-2.6-vserver-686-bigmem 2.6.26+15~bpo40+1
  linux-headers-2.6-openvz-686 2.6.26+15~bpo40+1
  linux-headers-2.6.18-5-xen-vserver-686 2.6.18.dfsg.1-13etch6
  linux-headers-2.6.18-5-xen-vserver 2.6.18.dfsg.1-13etch6
  linux-headers-2.6.18-5-xen-686 2.6.18.dfsg.1-13etch6
  linux-headers-2.6.18-5-xen 2.6.18.dfsg.1-13etch6
  linux-headers-2.6.18-5-vserver-k7 2.6.18.dfsg.1-13etch6
  linux-headers-2.6.18-5-vserver-686 2.6.18.dfsg.1-13etch6
  linux-headers-2.6.18-5-vserver 2.6.18.dfsg.1-13etch6
  linux-headers-2.6.18-5-k7 2.6.18.dfsg.1-13etch6
  linux-headers-2.6.18-5-amd64 2.6.18.dfsg.1-13etch6
  linux-headers-2.6.18-5-686-bigmem 2.6.18.dfsg.1-13etch6
  linux-headers-2.6.18-5-686 2.6.18.dfsg.1-13etch6
  linux-headers-2.6.18-5-486 2.6.18.dfsg.1-13etch6
  linux-headers-2.6.18-5 2.6.18.dfsg.1-13etch6
  linux-headers-2.6.18-4-xen-vserver-686 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2
  linux-headers-2.6.18-4-xen-vserver 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2
  linux-headers-2.6.18-4-xen-686 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2
  linux-headers-2.6.18-4-xen 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2
  linux-headers-2.6.18-4-vserver-k7 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2
  linux-headers-2.6.18-4-vserver-686 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2
  linux-headers-2.6.18-4-vserver 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2
  linux-headers-2.6.18-4-k7 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2
  linux-headers-2.6.18-4-amd64 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2
  linux-headers-2.6.18-4-686-bigmem 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2
  linux-headers-2.6.18-4-686 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2
  linux-headers-2.6.18-4-486 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2
  linux-headers-2.6.18-4 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2
  linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-amd64 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.7
  linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-686-bigmem 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.7
  linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-686 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.7
  linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-486 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.7
  linux-headers-2.6.18-6-xen-vserver-686 2.6.18.dfsg.1-23etch1
  linux-headers-2.6.18-6-xen-vserver 2.6.18.dfsg.1-23etch1
  linux-headers-2.6.18-6-xen-686 2.6.18.dfsg.1-23etch1
  linux-headers-2.6.18-6-xen 2.6.18.dfsg.1-23etch1
  linux-headers-2.6.18-6-vserver-k7 2.6.18.dfsg.1-23etch1
  linux-headers-2.6.18-6-vserver-686 2.6.18.dfsg.1-23etch1
  linux-headers-2.6.18-6-vserver 2.6.18.dfsg.1-23etch1
  linux-headers-2.6.18-6-k7 2.6.18.dfsg.1-23etch1
  linux-headers-2.6.18-6-amd64 2.6.18.dfsg.1-23etch1
  linux-headers-2.6.18-6-686-bigmem 2.6.18.dfsg.1-23etch1
  linux-headers-2.6.18-6-686 2.6.18.dfsg.1-23etch1
  linux-headers-2.6.18-6-486 2.6.18.dfsg.1-23etch1
  linux-headers-2.6.18-6 2.6.18.dfsg.1-23etch1
  linux-headers-2.6-xen-vserver-686 2.6.18+6etch3
  linux-headers-2.6-xen-686 2.6.18+6etch3
  linux-headers-2.6-vserver-k7 2.6.18+6etch3
  linux-headers-2.6-vserver-686 2.6.18+6etch3
  linux-headers-2.6-k7 2.6.18+6etch3
  linux-headers-2.6-amd64-etchnhalf 2.6.24+13~etchnhalf.1
  linux-headers-2.6-amd64 2.6.18+6etch3
  linux-headers-2.6-686-etchnhalf 2.6.24+13~etchnhalf.1
  linux-headers-2.6-686-bigmem-etchnhalf 2.6.24+13~etchnhalf.1
  linux-headers-2.6-686-bigmem 2.6.18+6etch3
  linux-headers-2.6-686 2.6.18+6etch3
  linux-headers-2.6-486-etchnhalf 2.6.24+13~etchnhalf.1
  linux-headers-2.6-486 2.6.18+6etch3
You should explicitly select one to install.
E: Package linux-headers has no installation candidate
 cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb etch main

deb etch/updates main contrib
deb-src etch/updates main contrib

deb stable main

deb etch-backports main contrib non-free
Main reason behind this is running a virtual os.

QEMU was a worthless piece of crap.
VMWare and Virtualbox need the headers.

Please Help me find the headers or should i upgrade kernel or downgrade please advice .

Old 12-21-2008, 04:08 PM   #2
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anyone please help..

Old 01-29-2009, 10:45 PM   #3
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apt-get dist-upgrade


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