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  1. #1

    2.6.2 Kernel module loading

    Hi - I am trying to compile the 2.6.2 kernel.

    I can't get the system to recognise any of the modules - and if I try and boot then the kernel fails at the point where it needs to load the first module.

    depmod seems to list every module as failing dependencies.

    My gcc is newer than 2.6.2 requests: they say 2.95.3 and I have 3.2
    binutils - they say 2.12 and I have

    I have compiled loads of kernels before, but never found this kind of problem. I have tried looking in the source code and I can't see anything obvious that I've left out of the config.

    Any ideas ?

  2. #2
    Linux User
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Did you install module-init-tools? The 2.6 kernels use a re-written module code and require this package.

  3. #3
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Make sure that you are reading the INSTALL and README file in module-init-tools bundle, since one step is to rewrite your modules.conf to a new format and a new filename.


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    Again, I checked my module-init tools version and it seemed OK, although suspicious.

    Required: 0.9.10 and I had reported 2.4.24 -- surely not right.

    Installed 0.9.14 and all is fine

    Thanks guys !

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