danuvius at gmail.com
Sat Sep 25 19:07:25 UTC 2004
Does Ubuntu have full kernel-sources available on the installation CD?
My friend has a winmodem, which actually has linux drivers available
for it that are quite simple to install... usually.
Unfortunately, the driver has to do some autoconfiguration after it is
installed; and it seems to require the running kernel's source to be
installed. From what I could tell, Ubuntu's installation CD only has
kernel headers but not kernel sources.
Not being able to go online, I could not use apt-get to download from
the online repository. (where I am certain--though do not know for a
fact--a kernel sources package could be found) My only other option
is to download the .deb package from another internet connection.
Unfortunately, I could not orient myself on the ubuntu ftp to find
where the actual .deb files are located.
So in the end, I had to give up. I realise that normally kernel
sources should not be necessary for a basic setup... but in this case,
it was necessary: no internet without kernel-sources, not
kernel-sources without internet. I should mention, I did of course
install everything else just fine... but, of course without internet,
it was all for naught.
Sorry for going on so long... essentially, I am just wondering is
there anything I could have done? Or if not, are there plans to add
the kernel sources to the installation CD in future releases?
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