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Building Kernel Modules With Module-Assistant On Debian Lenny

Jan 27, 2010, 23:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Falko Timme)

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"module-assistant is a tool for building Debian kernel modules from source, without having to rebuild the whole kernel. It fetches module-source packages that have been prepared for the Debian distribution via apt and produces .deb packages. This tutorial shows how to use module-assistant in command-line mode and in interactive mode.

"I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!

"1 Preliminary Note

"In this tutorial I will demonstrate how to build the ndiswrapper kernel module for Debian Lenny. The procedure is the same for any other kernel module that module-assistant knows.

"2 Using Module-Assistant In Command-Line Mode

"Install module-assistant as follows:

aptitude install module-assistant"

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