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Old 12-03-2003, 07:41 PM   #1
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Mandrake 9.2 iso with no kernel included or error?

I've heard in this forum that when installing Mandrake 9.2 from download iso's, there is a kernel error. Has anyone else had this problem? Would it need a kernel even though I have Mandrake 9.1 already installed and updating my Mandrake?
Old 12-03-2003, 07:53 PM   #2
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depends on if theres feature from mdk 9.2 kernel that you need and you don't have in your 9.1.

otherwise it may not make too much sense to update from 9.1 to 9.2
there's some report about 9.2 got some kernel bug, but there was also a lot story about people succesfully installed 9.2 painlness.

if you just want newer software/packages, you can just go ahead and download them from easy urpmi , etc... you don't need 9.2 for it.
Old 12-04-2003, 08:56 PM   #3
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I don't know about a kernel error, however, I do know that the kernel source does not come with the downloaded version. I had to download the kernel source for 9.2, for one application that needed the kernel source to install.
Old 12-04-2003, 09:30 PM   #4
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Yup. Only distro that doesn't come with the source. And it's not always painless to install the source. I hope mdk 10 has it. Make life a bit easier.
Old 04-30-2004, 09:59 PM   #5
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Surfing this thread for ideas about kernel updates and would like to confirm that my Mandrake 9.1 rc2 with 2.4.21-0.11mdk kernel also did not automatically provide a kernel source in the /usr/src/linux/ directory. This directory does not exist but I understand it (perhaps incorrectly) to be a simple matter to create the directory and locate a source or source-header files there if needed to recompile the kernel for some needed extra function. The source could be located on your install CD's for example and the KDE GUI Start Applications-->Configuration-->Packaging-->SourcesManager could be used or a console "urpmi" command would also accomplish placing a kernel source (huge) or kernel-header files (smaller) in the newly created /usr/src/linux/ directory.

The actual default directory structure is /usr/src/RPM/RPMS and in this directory there are the following empty directories: athlon/ i386/ i486/ i586/ i686/ k6/ and noarch/. There must have been some general idea behind this way of loading (methinks it has to do with accessing the powerful "urpmi" tool and suggesting that the average user would not be recompiling any kernels anyway and perhaps would like to not have the 100MBytes of HD used up storing "reference material".

Cheers robertn

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