[DRBD-user] DRBD 8.0.5 Installation in RHEL 5

Rui Meireles rmeireles at tec.dsr.telecom.pt
Wed Aug 8 14:59:28 CEST 2007

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Hi. I'm trying to install DRBD 8.0.5 in RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) 5.

I can't find rpms for this distribution, so I downloaded drbd-8.0.5tar.gz


I had the original OS kernel 2.6.18-8.el5xen. I then used Package Updater to
update no a newer kernel 2.6.18-8.1.8.el5xen.

Theses files are located here:





Since I haven't compiled my kernel, I thought I could just do "make clean
all" to install DRBD. But this appears:


SORRY, kernel makefile not found. You need to tell me a correct KDIR!


make: *** [greeting] Error 1




It's trying to find the toplevel makefile of kernel source tree in

This is a link to /usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-8.1.8.el5-xen-x86_64. But
/usr/src/kernels/ doesn't even exist!



What must I do to install DRBD? Compile a new kernel? Please help me, as I
don't understand these kernel stuff.

Thanks a lot!


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