ndiswrapper looking for ghost kernel

From: Sonoman (nospam_at_microsoft.com)
Date: 04/09/04


Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2004 22:46:50 -0400

Hi all:
I am trying to get ndiswrapper going on my computer to manage my broadcom
(supported) wireless card. This is the final move that will enable me to
chuck windows. I have done several things, but the closest I have been to
success is not encouraging. I have copied all the steps I have made to get
where I am. They are as follows:

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[root@localhost root]# cd /home/wireless/ndiswrapper

[root@localhost ndiswrapper]# ls

bcmwl5.inf
ndiswrapper-utils-0.4-1.rhfc1.dag.i686.rpm

kernel-module-ndiswrapper-0.4-1_2.4.22_1.2174.nptl.rhfc1.dag.i686.rpm
ndiswrapper-utils-0.5-1.rhfc1.dag.i686.rpm

kernel-module-ndiswrapper-0.5-1_2.4.22_1.2174.nptl.rhfc1.dag.i686.rpm
ndiswrapper-utils-0.6-1.rhfc1.dag.i686.rpm

kernel-module-ndiswrapper-0.6-1_2.4.22_1.2174.nptl.rhfc1.dag.i686.rpm
ndiswrapper-utils-0.6-2.rhfc1.dag.i686.rpm

kernel-module-ndiswrapper-0.6-2_2.4.22_1.2174.nptl.rhfc1.dag.i686.rpm
NetWlan.INF

ndiswrapper-0.6
rpm.doc

ndiswrapper-0.6.tar

[root@localhost ndiswrapper]# rpm -ivh
ndiswrapper-utils-0.6-2.rhfc1.dag.i686.rpm

warning: ndiswrapper-utils-0.6-2.rhfc1.dag.i686.rpm: V3 DSA signature:
NOKEY, key ID 6b8d79e6

Preparing... ###########################################
[100%]

        package ndiswrapper-utils-0.6-2.rhfc1.dag is already installed

[root@localhost ndiswrapper]# rpm -ivh
kernel-module-ndiswrapper-0.6-2_2.4.22_1.2174.nptl.rhfc1.dag.i686.rpm

warning:
kernel-module-ndiswrapper-0.6-2_2.4.22_1.2174.nptl.rhfc1.dag.i686.rpm: V3
DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 6b8d79e6

error: Failed dependencies:

        /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl is needed by
kernel-module-ndiswrapper-0.6-2_2.4.22_1.2174.nptl.rhfc1.dag

[root@localhost root]# cd /boot

[root@localhost boot]# ls -al

total 6287

drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 1024 Apr 7 20:53 .

drwxr-xr-x 22 root root 4096 Apr 8 22:27 ..

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5824 Aug 20 2003 boot.b

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1232795 Apr 6 01:27 bzImage-linux-2.6.5

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 612 Aug 20 2003 chain.b

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 49612 Oct 29 15:51
config-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl

drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Apr 7 21:00 grub

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 163214 Apr 5 18:56
initrd-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl.img

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 185328 Apr 7 20:53 initrd-2.6.5.img

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 543 Apr 5 18:56 kernel.h

drwx------ 2 root root 12288 Apr 5 14:37 lost+found

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 640 Aug 20 2003 os2_d.b

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 29 Apr 5 18:56 Syetem.map_old ->
System.map-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Apr 7 20:53 System.map ->
System.map-2.6.5

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 582775 Oct 29 15:51
System.map-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 836077 Apr 7 20:53 System.map-2.6.5

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 836077 Apr 6 01:28
System.map-linux-2.6.5

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 41 Apr 5 18:56
vmlinux-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl -> ../lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/vmlinux

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 Apr 7 20:53 vmlinuz ->
vmlinuz-2.6.5

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1252277 Oct 29 15:51
vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1232794 Apr 7 20:53 vmlinuz-2.6.5

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As you can see, the ndiswrapper install is looking for a kernel version I do
not have. As far as I can tell I have two kernel versions. The2.4.22-1.2115
which was the original Fedora Core install, and the 2.6.5 which I
successfully upgraded and is the one I was on at the time I ran the
ndiswrapper install. Please advise.

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