Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 38870
"linux kernel source tree " error message
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:45:27 EST
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I have Intel Pro1000 GigE card in my system, when I try to install the
driver for Linux where I downloaded from Intel web site, typing in "make
install" will generate message:
linux kernel source tree 
I believe that is something to do with the way redhat 7.0 kernel is
configured. I don't have that problem in redhat 6.2. Plesase help.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Download the Intel base Pro1000 base driver from support.intel.com
2.follow the instruction and type "make install"
3.the message "linux kernel source tree " come up and can't procceed.
Intel's tar.gz package allows you to build a rpm from it using
rpm -tb e1000*.tar.gz
When I tried that on a RH7 with updates I got the helpful message that I should run
make -C /usr/src/linux oldconfig
After I did that, there were a lot of warning messages, but the package built
fine (and was placed in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386; Install with rpm -Uhv --force).
Make sure you have the kernel-source package installed. Also, you may wish to
try the e1000 driver already on the system (v. 2.0.7 of the driver).