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hi, i installed knoppix 3.6 in hard disk 2 days before and iam getting issues with it.. its not booting.. i mean that i get the following modprobe: Note: /etc/modules.conf ...
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    hd knoppix 3.6 stops during boot


    hi,

    i installed knoppix 3.6 in hard disk 2 days before and iam getting issues with it..
    its not booting.. i mean that i get the following

    modprobe: Note: /etc/modules.conf is more recent than lib/modules/2.4.27/modules.dep

    insmod: Note: /etc/modules.conf is more recent than lib/modules/2.4.27/modules.dep



    The screen jus stops showing above text. Nothign happens even if i wait for more than 30 mins

    The same knoppix booted neatly before 2 days and now i get this error, which is wierd.

    anyhelp in this regard wil e appreciated greatly...

    Thanks,
    Archu.

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    hd knoppix 3.6 stops during boot

    Please let me know if you fixed this problem, i have a similar one

    I have Knoppix 3.6 that did not recoqnize D-Link DGE-530T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, so I remastered the CD, and in the process added the driver as per instructions from D-Link web site:

    3 INSTALLATION
    ================
    Install linux driver as following command:

    0. tar xvzf sk98lin.tgz, then goto sk98lin dir.
    1. make all
    2. insmod sk98lin.o
    3. ifconfig eth0 up 10.xxx.xxx.xxx netmask 255.0.0.0
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^\ ^^^^^^^^\
    IP NETMASK
    Now eth0 should active, you can test it by "ping" or get more information by
    "ifconfig". If tested ok, continue the next step.

    The "ls /proc/net/sk98lin" command will show you the interface name to be
    eth0, eth1 etc.

    4. cp sk98lin.o /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net
    5. Add the following lines to /etc/modules.conf:
    alias eth0 sk98lin
    6. Run "netconfig" or "netconf" to create configuration script ifcfg-eth0
    located at /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts or create it manually.
    7. Driver will automatically load and configure at next boot time.
    ***

    Now, there is a race condition somewhere and sometimes the driver loads up and sometimes it does not.

    At every boot, I see this:

    INIT: version 2.78-knoppix booting
    modprobe: Note: /etc/modules.conf is more recent than /lib/modules/2.4.27/modules.dep
    insmod: Note: /etc/modules.conf is more recent than /lib/modules/2.4.27/modules/dep

    And again I get the same message after a few lines at the Autoconfiguring devices... line

    At the end again those lines are repeated.

    But the driver sometimes loads up perfectly fine, I am able to shared a drive from my windows pc using samba on the knoppix machine and sometimes i dont even see the ethernet adapter show up when I hit:

    ifconfig -a

    Please help.

    Thanks,
    Raj

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    For the benefit of others having similar issue:

    Identified the issue, there was an older driver (sk98lin.o) already present in the directory:

    /lib/modules/2.4.27/kernel/drivers/net/sk98lin/

    which was probably conflicting due to a line pointing to that driver in file

    /lib/modules/2.4.27/modules.dep

    Will try and use modprobe/insmod to use that driver instead of the newer one

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