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Old 10-19-2001, 11:48 AM   #1
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Getting message "insmod: insmod: insmod nls_iso8859-1 failed" on boot


I am recalling from memory, as I haven't been able to find a log file containing this message.

My boot process happens in what looks like two separate processes: The first is the lilo part, then the RedHat portion.

During the RedHat portion of the boot process, I get a message that goes something like this:
Code:
Mounting local file systems
insmod: insmod: insmod: insmod nls cp437 failed
insmod: insmod: insmod nls_iso8859-1 failed 
insmod: insmod: insmod nls_iso8859-1 failed 
insmod: insmod: insmod nls_iso8859-1 failed
  • What does this mean?
  • How do I get rid of it?
  • Or should I even worry about it?

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Old 10-20-2001, 10:24 PM   #2
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Code pages

It's one of the default codepages that should be loaded during bootup. Check your kernel configuration to see if it is selected (it seems odd that you are having trouble with cp437 as well...)

To do this run "make menuconfig" as root. I wouldn't go too far unless you are familar with building a kernel

http://www.linuxnetmag.com/en/issue4/m4kernel1.html


As for it being a problem, I have seen it many times and it never has made a difference. Shrug...


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Old 10-20-2001, 10:47 PM   #3
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Sorry to be a pest

Specifically what should I be looking forwhen I type menuconfig?
 
Old 10-22-2001, 12:57 AM   #4
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Start here:

"Say yes to the following and they will appear:

<*> Native language support (Unicode, codepages)"


As found here:

http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/lin...06.0/0533.html


Here's a better link (and instructions on how to make a new kernel)

http://www.poulpetersen.dk/linux/ukkl2214.htm


Just a word to the wise, building a kernel is usually more trouble than it's worth, something that I guess would be good to be expert on, but hardly necessary.

It's one thing to successfully build the kernel, it's another thing to get all of the modules and such playing together nicely again afterwards.

Or as my Millwright buddies would say; "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"


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Old 10-22-2001, 11:32 PM   #5
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I have re-compiled my kernel numerous times in an effort to become familiar with linux. It is a good way to waste a lot of time. You learn a lot, but at quite a cost.

So long as this message doesn't seem to be hindering my linux operation, I shall leave it alone.


By the way, niether of the URLs you provided in your last post worked. Could be something is off at this moment, will try again later.
 
Old 10-23-2001, 02:35 AM   #6
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Re: Rootboy

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Originally posted by rdaves@earthlink.net
I have re-compiled my kernel numerous times in an effort to become familiar with linux. It is a good way to waste a lot of time. You learn a lot, but at quite a cost.
You're right, it's something that is nice to be good at I suppose, but I rarely bother. I get the latest-n-greatest version of SuSE & Mandrake, install them, configure things the way that I like 'em, wait three months and do it again

Lather, rinse, repeat

I rarely, if ever, waste time on it because the shelf life on that particular kernel is going to be about 3 months.


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[i]So long as this message doesn't seem to be hindering my linux operation, I shall leave it alone.[/B]
Good plan



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[i]By the way, niether of the URLs you provided in your last post worked. Could be something is off at this moment, will try again later.[/B]
I just tried them and they work. It would be strange for two different sites to go down at the same time... ? I dunno...


P.S. Is CompUSA EVER going to get SuSE 7.3 in?

John
 
Old 10-23-2001, 11:34 AM   #7
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Got both URLs to work this morning

Like many things that happen in computerdom, it didn't work one time, then, magically, it worked another time. Ain't gonna obsess.

I like the article by Poul Petersen...good stuff. Will bookmark it.

Thanks for the help
 
  


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