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January 26th, 2005, 07:53 AM
my laptop has no ethernet and the wireless driver needs to be re compiled each time i upgrade the kernel, stupidly i forgot to dl the kernel headers so i cant recompile it.
i was wondering if i could download the headers from a windows machine and burn them to a cd then install the headers on my ubuntu laptop

any help would be greatly appreciated

January 26th, 2005, 12:30 PM
Yes, you can.

The command line for installing a deb package is:

sudo dpkg -i packagenema.deb

so you would do

cd /media/cdrom
sudo dpkg -i kernel*

January 26th, 2005, 02:14 PM
huzaah for me!!!!!! (that the cool lingo \\:D/ )
i found it!
it was in "http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-source-2.6.10/"

thanks for the info azz