Thanks that was a great help. I have done everything you mentioned before including the kernel source in the MMC apart from using urpmi, so I installed the kernel source with urpmi as suggested, and the installer gets past the previous block and tries to compile it's own kernel module, why this makes a difference opposed to the MMC I don't know...
However, I am now recieving a different error:
ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'. This is most likely
because the kernel module was built using the wrong kernel source files.
Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
kernel; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you 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' commandline option.
-> Kernel module load error: insmod: error inserting './usr/src/nv/nvidia.ko':
I have seen this same message on another thread:
And as a result have been through every variation on there.
I had no problems with the previous release, and there is absolutely no difference in the way I reinstalled MDK 10.1
I now note that there are another set of drivers available since I first posted this, apparently purporting to fix some installation problems.
I will download them and see if they do address the issues that are stopping me from being able to do such a simple installation.