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Old 12-10-2003, 09:53 AM   #16
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BSlack...then it was unfortunately removed from the auto upgrade
 
Old 12-10-2003, 09:56 AM   #17
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Have you the installation CDs? Maybe there is a rescue option but I don't remember well... otherwise tbranham way is the next step
 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:00 AM   #18
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Sounds like the patch broke kerneld. This is responsible for automatically loading drivers without using modprobe.

http://www.miredespa.com/wmaton/linu...h-HOWTO-2.html

This is a common problem with kernel patching. Unfortunately, you need to rebuild kerneld.

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Kerneld/introduction.html

Hate to point you to more docs, but I have never fixed a broken kerneld.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:00 AM   #19
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If you do have the CD set, there is a directory called "bootdisks" on CD 1 that has utilities (for windows) and kernel images to make a bootdisk.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:04 AM   #20
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I am able to boot just fine... bare.i brings me to the same place as when I just cycle the power....its just loading the kernel modules thats an issue
 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:09 AM   #21
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Breezwell: i just noticed it wasnt a patch i installed....the auto install using slapt-get installed a fresh 2.4.23 kernel then removed the old kernel.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:15 AM   #22
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Do you have the kernel sources installed under /usr/src/linux?
 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:18 AM   #23
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argh, looks like the src was replaced with 2.4.23 too
 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:22 AM   #24
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I am able to boot just fine... bare.i brings me to the same place as when I just cycle the power....its just loading the kernel modules thats an issue
Mmmhh...I think kernel bare.i (or every other) version 2.4.22 needs the modules for the same version. it search for modules during boot on your system but they were removed.
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argh, looks like the src was replaced with 2.4.23 too
So you can try to compile the modules for 2.4.23...

And installation CDs...?
 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:25 AM   #25
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That's fine. You could go ahead and build a new kernel (and the modules) based on the 2.4.23 tree, but using the .config file from the bare.i kernel that slack provides (if you wish). Have you compiled a kernel from source before? There is a great guide post at the top of the Slackware forum...
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=49035
 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:28 AM   #26
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thanks...i saved the kernel compiling guide to a text file and gonna load it up and try it on a floppy. be back in a few probably thanks all
 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:33 AM   #27
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and don't forget the kernel HOWTO in /usr/doc/Linux-HOWTO under slackware.
Good luck
 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:33 AM   #28
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I agree with BSlack on the modules issue. It sounds to me like the upgrade either:
1) installed a new kernel + sources + modules, but didn't have the same functionality as you wanted it to.
or...
2) installed a new kernel + sources but no modules at all.
I thought you may have had your /lib/modules/2.4.22* tree still lying around (hence the suggestion for the 2.4.22 bare.i kernel bootdisk), but that doesn't appear to be the case
Anyway, you wanted a 2.4.23 kernel anyway, right? You have everything you need since the sorces are installed!
 
Old 12-10-2003, 11:38 AM   #29
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i dunno what went wrong but lilo said the compiled kernel was too big or something....anyway i just backed up my important files and i'm going to reinstall slack 9.1...this time following the upgradepkg instructions from the mailing list. thanks for all the help all
 
Old 12-10-2003, 11:55 AM   #30
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Quick question before you go through the trouble to re-install: Did you 'make zImage' or 'make bzImage'? If zImage fails (kernel is too big) then you can try the bzImage approach and see if lilo likes it better...
Just a thought.
 
  


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