linked list error

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    linked list error

    i have a defined a struct that looks like this:

    //code:
    struct record
    {
    char name[25];
    char address[80];
    int yearofbirth;
    char telno[15];
    };
    //endcode

    i am trying to create a linked list of records, and am unable to allocate memory on the heap for the list.

    this line of code is giving me some divine errors:

    //code:
    record *start;
    start = malloc(sizeof(record));
    //endcode

    the error says this:
    cannot assign void* to record*

    i know what this means, but i have no idea how to remedy the problem.

    does anyone have some input so that i can finally get some rest today???
    eat, drink and be merry. for tomorrow: we party.

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    start = (record *) malloc (sizeof (record));
    hello, internet!

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    oh my.

    oh my, that error disappearing was the best rabbit that a magician could pull out of their hat....

    ...thank you so very much...i will a wonderful two hours of sleep tonight...if i can get the rest of the list to function correctly...

    *sigh*
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