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I have kernels 2.4.20 and 2.6.0 installed on my system. When I boot through 2.4.20 I get a message saying 8139too device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying ...
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    kernels 2.4 qnd 2.6.0


    I have kernels 2.4.20 and 2.6.0 installed on my system.
    When I boot through 2.4.20 I get a message saying
    8139too device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.
    and my ehternet card is not loaded.
    This used to work earlier. I installed module-init-tools for 2.6.0 and something got screwed up.
    The eth0 card comes up successfully if I boot through 2.6.0

    After booting thru 2.4 if I do a insmod 8139too i get errors saying "unresolved symbol in some .o files".

    Any idea wats wrong? I removed the module-init-tools package and re-installed modutil package but still no luck.

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    I was led to believe that module-init-tools was backwards compatible with the old modules. Maybe recompile module-init-tools and remake the 2.4 modules?

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    Are they backward compatible? I thought that they weren't which was the reason why I still kept modutils.
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    yeah it is.

    i only have module-init-tools and ive got 2.4.23 running fine. (i know, i should be using 2.4.24 but i havent been stuffed downloading it yet.)

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    yeah but the problem is after I downloaded and installed module-init-tools
    somehow I screwed up my eth0 interface while booting thru 2.4
    When I boot thru 2.4 I get a message saying
    "8139too does not seem to be present..delaying initialization"...
    i tried everything...re-installed modutils, installed 8139 again as a module
    but nothg works...i'm stumped totally!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikhil
    yeah but the problem is after I downloaded and installed module-init-tools
    somehow I screwed up my eth0 interface while booting thru 2.4
    When I boot thru 2.4 I get a message saying
    "8139too does not seem to be present..delaying initialization"...
    i tried everything...re-installed modutils, installed 8139 again as a module
    but nothg works...i'm stumped totally!!
    Why not compile it directly into the kernel?

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    yes...thats wat i'll do...i jus wanted to know if there was any easy way out...jus by compilin it again using insmod or somethg...but i guess not!!

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    module-init-tools is not compatible with modutils. However, if you install it correctly, it will back up the modutils programs to names like /sbin/modprobe.old. Then, if they discover that a 2.4 kernel is running, they will exec the modutils version instead. However, module-init-tools themselves aren't backward compatible; they just exec the modutils version instead.

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    yes, module-init-tools did create .old files for the other module
    executables but still no luck....
    i guess i'll jus re-compile the whole thing again and hopefully it'll work.

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    What happens if you modprobe 8139too?

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