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Thread: Kernel (2.6.24) conundrum

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    Kernel (2.6.24) conundrum - symbolic link missing

    Hi,
    I'm attempting a hardware upgrade to a PC that's running Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.

    I've installed the 2.6.24-30 Linux kernel, but it seems there's a symbolic link missing under /lib.

    The system I've got is a custom build PC (CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz, 2Gb RAM, 60Gb SSD).

    The instructions supplied for installing the device driver specify that the Linux kernel source needs to be available. I've built and installed the Linux kernel, but it looks like something's still missing (see attached screenshot).

    The command "ls -l /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/{build,source}" is supposed to return two symbolic links, but I'm only getting one.

    I expect I've missed a step somewhere, so do you have any ideas what I'm missing?
    Any suggestions most appreciated
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    Last edited by D0natell0; February 27th, 2012 at 05:20 PM. Reason: make title problem clearer

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    Re: Kernel (2.6.24) conundrum - symbolic link missing

    Life would be a lot simpler if you used the latest version.

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    Re: Kernel (2.6.24) conundrum

    My solution was to manually add the missing symlink:

    HTML Code:
    >sudo ln -s /usr/src/linux-header-2.6.24-30-generic 
    /lib/modules/2.6.24-30-generic/source
    Thanks.

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