Dellomsa-drivers on Debian 2.4.20 kernel

Xavier Poinsard xavier.poinsard at
Wed Aug 6 10:34:01 CDT 2003

>>On Wed, 6 Aug 2003, Lukas Kubin wrote:
>>>I have troubles installing package dellomsa-drivers_4.90-3825_i386.deb on
>>>Debian 2.4.20-3-686-smp kernel.
>>>When installing it returns: "Building device driver for running kernel
>>>[FAILED]" and "Running kernel is not supported". Recently I installed
>>>these drivers without troubles on similar machine (PE 4600) and on
>>>custom-compiled 2.4.20 kernel.
>>>Can anyone give me an advice how to solve this?
>>Surely. Again and again.
>>ln -s linux /usr/src/linux-`uname -a|tr -s ' '|cut -f3 -d' '`
> Shouldn't this be switched? I mean:
> ln -s /usr/src/linux-`uname -a|tr -s ' '|cut -f3 -d' '` linux
> However, this doesn't help. On this server I don't have a compiled kernel.
> I have that one from debian package. I downloaded kernel-source package
> but it's not enough. What is the installer looking for? Is there any other
> kernel package I should install to solve it? Or do I have only way to
> compile kernel by myself?
> It would be no problem but I don't want to restart the server.

Use the kernel-headers package instead of kernel-source.

Xavier Poinsard  xavier.poinsard at

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