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I'm new to linux, and have run into a dead end trying to install my SMC
etherpower card (pci), I have been using the "Linux and the DEC Chip"
walk-through,from the  "Linux How TO"  I have 1.2.13 installed, and I boot
from a floppy to my 'hdb' partition..  I have an IBM P166+ CPU

I don't have the file /usr/src/linux/version.h  , and when I try to create
it using the command
cd /usr/src/linux; make include/linux/version.h
-I get an error message "dnsdomainname = unknown server error"

When I tried to install the module using the "   insmod  " command I get
the following message "kernel_version_needed, but can't be found"
Can someone tell me How they got past this?

The printed walk-through steps are as follows:

- Verify that the source code for your current kernel version is installed
  ( I'm not too sure how to do this)

- If you don't hvae a /usr/src/linux/version.h file, do cd/usr/src/linux;
  make include/linux.version.h

- copy the driver source code to a source directory.  I usually use
  /urs/src/modules/tulip.c
  ( I had to create this directory)

- Compile the fule using the compile-command at the bottom of the tulip.c
  source file.
  (this compile command is about 70 characters long!)

- As 'root',load the module using "insmod tulip.o". You should first test
  this by hand ....bla bla bla


Thanks for any help,

Jonathan

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make tries to include your domain name in version.h .
Since your network is not yet configured, dnsdomainname will fail.
A workaround would be: remove the execute permissions from /bin/dnsdomainname and /bin/domainname (if you have that) until you have your network set up.
Now you should be able to compile your new kernel.
Install this new vmlinuz file on a new bootdisk, and reboot using that one.
Now go through the rest of the procedure.

Good luck!
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