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Old 01-29-04, 02:21 AM   #1
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Default Fedora Core 1 2149 can't run install shell

I just let up2date update my kernel from the install version 2115 to the last release
2149. Now, the nVidia driver no longer works. No more X.

So I first tried running the nVidia installer that I used for the initial Fedora install and
got errors.

Then I got a later install version and tried to run it - no go.
I figured I needed to go get the latest kernel-source to match the 2149 kernel I was
now trying to boot.
Then after browsing around I figured I might also need the 2149 kernel headers.
Got them, but I don't know where to put them - - need help there.

Actually, I guess I need some pointers of how to maintain two or more kernels
on the system and the support files (modules, sources, headers, etc) without
screwing up the world when it comes time to compile/install stuff for a newer
versions of the kernel - especially since I let up2date keep me, what else, up to date.

I can still use GRUB to boot to the old 2115 kernel and X still works. Thank the Lord!

When I try to run the latest nVidia installer it complains that:
"No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel, would you like
the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel from the NVIDIA
ftp site?" I answered yes, but it could not find one.
I later actually visited the nVidia site and browsed through thier ftp file hierarchy,
and sure enough, there is no interface for 2149.
Well, now what?

Somebody please help a dummy out. Just stumbling around in the dark.

Abit NF7-S motherboard
Abit Siluro FX5600 Ultra OTES Type AGP
Kingston 1GB 3500 memory
Athlon XP Barton 3000+
Fedora Core 2 Test 3 - or trying
Video BIOS:
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