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Old 11-27-2004, 10:25 AM   #1
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problem in installing kernel and mounting ntfs partition

I am a novice to linux and have fedora core 1(yarrow) on my system.I am trying to access/mount my windows ntfs partition in fedora. For this purpose I installed the kernal update rpm package from source forge and ran it.
I was unaware of my computer architecture so I installed kernel-ntfs-2.4.22-1.2199.nptl.i386.rpm. But after sometime during net search I came across the command uname -r -p and I came to know that my computer achitecture is i686. So I again went to source forge and downloaded the appropriate rpm package (kernel-ntfs-2.4.22-1.2199.nptl.i686.rpm ).
Now the problem is whenever I try to install the correct rmp package I receive an error as follow:
# rpm -ihv kernel-ntfs-2.4.22-1.2199.nptl.i686.rpm
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
__________________________________________________ _____________________________

ERROR: This RPM cannot be installed yet.

This RPM requires kernel-2.4.22-1.2199.nptl.
You already have it installed, but it is not running.
Please reboot and select that kernel, then retry the install.
__________________________________________________ _____________________________

error: %pre(kernel-ntfs-2.4.22-1.2199.nptl) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
error: install: %pre scriptlet failed (2), skipping kernel-ntfs-2.4.22-1.2199. nptl
************************************************** ************************************************** ***************************
after that with another forum's help I tried to tackle the kernel as follow:
Remove old one: rpm -e kernel-ntfs-2.4.22-1.2199.nptl.i386.rpm
but when I executed this command receive the following error:
[root@c199b root]# rpm -e kernel-ntfs-2.4.22-1.2199.nptl.i386.rpm
error: package kernel-ntfs-2.4.22-1.2199.nptl.i386.rpm is not installed

please help me in this regard and keep ur help as simple as possible since I m a novice to linux.
Old 11-27-2004, 11:02 AM   #2
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I have a guess, but am not sure. Do you have the choice of two different kernels to choose when you boot linux(in grub menu). I think you need to have the same kernel running that corresponds with the rpm you are installing. It is telling you to reboot and choose the other kernel(if you have it).


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