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New compiled Kernel. Cannot Load Modules.

Irving Lopez
Advisor

New compiled Kernel. Cannot Load Modules.

Hi,
after compile a new kernel (v2.4.5), i can boot my box but none of the modules i was using can be loaded.
I make the kernel and mods this way:
-make oldconfig
-make dep
-make bzDisk
-make clean
-make modules
-make modules_install

The directory /lib/modules/2.4.5/ is created but aparently in a wrong way. The file modules.dep is empty.

thanks,

TMRND
TAMA
3 REPLIES
Kodjo Agbenu
Honored Contributor

Re: New compiled Kernel. Cannot Load Modules.

Hello,

What distro are you using ? What is your currently running kernel ?

If you are moving from a 2.2 kernel to 2.4, you need to update the "modutils" to a version supporting 2.4 architecture. Moreover, you need to rename /etc/conf.modules into /etc/modules.conf.

If you were already running a 2.4 kernel, then it may be a problem with "depmod". In this case, please post the output messages of "make modules_install" and "depmod -a". We will try to understand what is going wrong.

Good luck.

Kodjo
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Irving Lopez
Advisor

Re: New compiled Kernel. Cannot Load Modules.

hi Kodjo,
I'm using RH 6.2, the version of modutils is 2.4, the runing kernel ver is 2.2.14-5.0 and i renamed the file to modules.conf.
The attach contain the modules_install output.

Thanks in advance.
TAMA
Paulo A G Fessel
Trusted Contributor

Re: New compiled Kernel. Cannot Load Modules.

Seems like you're moving from a 2.2 kernel to a 2.4 kernel. Thus, the modutils from RH6.2 WILL NOT WORK.

You should upgrade your modutils to version 2.4.x. If you're not comfortable to compile modutils yourself, here's a link to a i386 rpm:

http://www.rpmfind.net//linux/RPM/rawhide/1.0/i386/RedHat/RPMS/modutils-2.4.10-1.i386.html

To upgrade, do a rpm -Uvh modutils-2.4.10-1.386.rpm. Afterwards, run depmod -a. This should do the trick. Also, check that your lilo.conf is pointing to the new compiled kernel.

Regards,

Paulo Fessel
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