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Old 04-17-07, 05:23 AM   #1
Bonscott
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Unhappy Installing NForce drivers with CentOS... quite messy !

Hi there !

I'm trying to configure the NForce drivers with CentOS 4.2 with kernel (uname -r) 2.6.9-22.EL
Some would probably ask me "why this old version of CentOS, and why CentOS !!??", the reason is the raid controller I used works well with RHEL 4.2 (and not with newer version, I've tried it, and Promise confirmed this), and CentOS is a RedHat free and open clone...

So, let's stard to sum up what have been tried

First shoot, I've started with a:
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sh NFORCE-linux-x86-1.0-0310-pkg1.run
What gave me a easy:
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No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.
OK
And:
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ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel. Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your kernel; on RedHat Linux systems, for example, be sure to have the 'kernel-source' rpm installed. If you know the correct kernel source files are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path' command line option
Then:
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ERROR: installation of the network have failed. Please see the '/var/log/nvidia-nforce-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux download page at www.nvidia.com
So I've found a kernel-devel rpm to obtain the entire files I needed, and:
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rpm -ivh kernel-devel-2.6.9-22.EL.i686.rpm
and tried again the NForce driver.
New message:
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ERROR: You do not appear to have libc header files installed on your system.
Please install your distribution's libc development package.
It becomes quite a mess !
On the CentOS CDs, I've found these files:
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glib-devel-1.2.10-15.i386.rpm
glib2-devel-2.4.7-1.i386.rpm
glibc-2.3.4-2.13.i686.rpm
glibc-devel-2.3.4-2.13.i386.rpm
glibc-headers-2.3.4-2.13.i386.rpm
glibc-kernheaders-2.4-9.1.98.EL.i386.rpm
glibc-profile-2.3.4-2.13.i386.rpm
glibc-utils-2.3.4-2.13.i386.rpm
Could you please tell me which rpm I should install to perform the driver install ?
Or maybe, is there any easier solution to this problem ?

Best regards,

Bon
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