Anaconda bug had i586 kernel being installed on Dell 600m laptop, with
uname -a mis-reporting an i686 installation.
i586 -> i686 kernel change required, then truecrypt modules on farm.repo work like magic.
When installing packages with kmods (e.g. the rt2500 and truecrypt drivers) you might run into trouble like this:
This is due to a bug in anaconda (the Fedora Core installer) that accidentally installed an i586 kernel on your i686 machine. Workaround is to switch to the i686 kernel and try again after a reboot.
The fix shown on the farm.repo site was to swap out the i586 kernel for the i686 with yum, rather than rpm directly, and it worked just fine:
- save /boot/grub/menu.lst
- yum remove kernel kernel-devel
- yum install kernel.i686 kernel-devel.i686
- yum install (the list of a dozen odd i386 kernel depencies removed in step #1, such as “gnome-volume-manager” and “compiz”)
- reuse the saved menu.lst Method 2 (used sucessfully)
Install yumdownloader which is in the yum-utils package.