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LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.

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Old 02-04-2002, 06:18 PM   #1
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alias net-pf etc


When adding this to the modules.conf file what else do I need to do to make it take effect..
So after you add the line you run depmod, then what must you do after that? (excuse the stupid question)
 
Old 02-04-2002, 07:42 PM   #2
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not totally with you, but if you want to load a module you just defined in modules.conf, use

insmod alias-name-here
 
Old 02-04-2002, 08:23 PM   #3
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Sorry shoulda explained it better..
When booting I get the errors about net-pf-9 / 5 /3 , according to the faq I can add the line
alias net-pf9 off
to the modules.conf and then run depmod so switch off the modules so it won't look for them on start up..
I was just wondering if there was anything else I need to do, I've got no experience with rebuilding kernels and adding to them as I was too scared to do it with my redhat install.. so was wondering if I should be re-doing the kernel again after making such a subtle change..or how it would work ( I guess I should be reading how to's for this)
 
Old 02-05-2002, 03:25 AM   #4
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You don't have to recompile your kernel for that. It's just a work around which tells it not to look for the modules.
A nicer solution (at least in my opinion) is to compile the net-tools without those protocol families. Answer all the questions before compiling and say no to the ones you don't use. The FAQ lists each one. If you do all that you won't have to apply the workaround afterwards. Ofcourse the disadvantage would be if you do ever decide to use one of those protocol families you will have to recompile the net-tools package.
 
Old 02-06-2002, 05:49 PM   #5
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So I should be able to just run depmod after the mods to the modules.conf and reboot..or is there more?
I'm running the kernel image from my distros boot dir..
 
Old 02-06-2002, 06:36 PM   #6
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Yes, you are fine, relax. Put in the aliases, run depmod -a, reboot, and the silly [failed] stuff goes away.

This came up twice earlier before LFS had its own sub-forum. The whole thing is mainly an issue of the conflict between using a pre-built set of init-scripts and not using a pre-fab kernel that will auto-magically match those init scripts. The other usual issue is the char-major hardware clock thingy, which you can either hack out of the init scripts or re-compile your kernel with it in there. I chose the later. Kernel compilation is a very safe and easy thing to do on an LFS.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 02-06-2002, 09:00 PM   #7
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I was just curious cause I've run depmod but without the -a (what does that do?) and after reboot it still gave the errors.. I was wondering if the kernel being in a different partition would make a difference to it..well its down to 2 errors now from 4 that was after I did a kernel recompile and enabled a few bits..Weird thing is that I enabled the RTC but its stil giving the char-major etc error..a few more days and it'll be sorted..
 
  


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