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Old 10-27-05, 09:53 AM   #2
Kamel
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Default Re: cannot install kernel (unable to install drivers)

you need to install the kernel sources for your kernel. even though you have a kernel, you need the source code in order to compile things. your current kernel is in binary format. in order to get these sources, you will most likely want to do it in the manner in which madriva wants you to. i could show you how to do it the manual way, but it has a high possibility of breaking a lot of stuff.

if your linux distro has a package manager (for example if it uses .rpm files), then look for a kernel source package and install it.

good luck, hope that helped.
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hardware murdered so far: geforce 5900u, deceised: sat on it. geforce 6600gt deceised: improperly mounted heatsink. 3 asus a7n8x-e deluxe motherboards, deceised: unsure. mobile amd xp2600 processor, deceised: chipped core due to compusa heatsink. dfi lanparty ultra b, deceised: unsure, third memory bank went out. samsung cd burner 48x40x48, deceised: unsure, will only read pressed cd's very slowly. samsung TH552C dvd burner (dual layer), deceised: same as other samsung . 10gb seagate 5200rpm drive, deceised: tried fixing a pin that was pushed into the drive by inserting an ide cable upside down. 40gb maxtor drive, deceised: maxtor manufacturer. 80gb western digital, deceised: unnatural causes. swan xt10, deceised: brutal pre-meditated murder, even video taped (it wasn't y2k compliant). logitech mx510, deceised: death by electricution. ati remote wonder, deceised: death by electricution.
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