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Re: Linux newbie questions

On 4/18/05, James C. Hall, MD <heartdoc@nwtcc.com> wrote:
> I'm a rank newbie in all things Linux. I chose the Debian distro after
> reading an article by Will Smith in Maximum PC magazine (Feb. 2005) which
> recommended this distro (specifically Sarge) – primarily for the package
> management and apt-get ability. I decided to try this all out with an extra
> HD in my office computer – dual boot with WinXP. Installation went quite
> smoothly, but I found downloading the ISO files directly was much faster
> than using jigdo. I made the first 8 CD's. 

I find the network installer to be easiest to use.
> I was clicking around the Control Center (KDE), and in Administration, there
> is a section on Kernel – but it comes up with a "Sorry" message that an
> architecture is not listed, and it has a default location of /usr/src/linux.
> I don't have a linux folder at this location – I have /usr/src/kernel-header
> 2.4.27-2-386, and another header without the 386. When I navigate to these
> files, it changes nothing. Where is the kernel ? 

/usr/src/linux is the location of the kernel source.  "apt-cache
search kernel-source" and grep for your kernel version.

Jiann-Ming Su
"I have to decide between two equally frightening options. 
 If I wanted to do that, I'd vote." --Duckman

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