[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Kernel advice/help

* DesScorp <DesScorp@gmail.com> [2005-05-16 15:27:53 -0500]:

>First off, I'm running Debian testing, with the 2.4.27-1-386 kernel, on a


>have to compile. So here's the problem; the instructions ask for the
>location of the kernel source code, which should be /usr/src. There's
>nothing there, and if I'm correct, only the kernel image itself
>(/boot/vmlinuz) is present. Should I be looking somewhere else, or does
>Debian not install kernel source?

At the time of installation, if you have not chosen to install kernet source
then you willnot have the sources under /usr/src. So you need to install the
kernel sources first. I am sure, after installing the sources, you will find
them located under /usr/src.

>If that's normal, how should I proceed? When trying to apt-get the same
>kernel version I already have, I get the "already have this version"

It is because you are trying to apt-get for the kernel image and not the
source. The source package should be named somthing like


So do an apt-get for the relevent source package you want and you are done.

Ajitabh Pandey
ICQ - 150615062
Registered Linux User - 240748
GnuPG Key ID - 35CF8CC4
Key fingerprint = E1A8 657D BE0C 4747 52EC  10C4 1AC2 C124 35CF 8CC4

You would if you could but you can't so you won't.

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Digital signature

Reply to: