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Old 02-05-2004, 11:06 AM   #1
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Kernel 2.6.2 Woes


I have been trying to get a 2.6.2 kernel running for the past two days. Everything seems to compile correctly and I don't see any errors. I install the new kernel and it boots / runs with a few errors on boot up but I believe they are related to my problem:

When I do a make modules_install it seems to copy the *.ko files to the /lib/modules area where I would get .o files for my 2.4.x kernels.

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In 2.4.x the modules are executable whereas my 2.6.2 modules are being installed with 644 permissions. I have read many kernel compile howtos and see nothing about having to change permissions on the modules after installing them so something must be wrong here.

Any ideas?
 
Old 02-05-2004, 11:09 AM   #2
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Are the modules not loading? What you are describing is one of the differences between 2.4 and 2.6 kernels. Have you upgraded your modutils to versions that support 2.6 kernels?
 
Old 02-05-2004, 11:21 AM   #3
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Well I think I have them. In the Documentation/Changes file, if says that I need:

module-init-tools 0.9.10 # depmod -V

Here is what I have:

[root@laptop modules]# depmod -V
depmod version 2.4.25

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Are you saying that modules no longer have executable perms? They are supposed to be *.ko files? If so, maybe something else is going on.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 12:37 PM   #4
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if you are on RH then go to
http://www.linux-sxs.org/upgrading/migration26.html
 
Old 02-05-2004, 01:06 PM   #5
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Thanks for the link... it may help.. I am actually on Fedora but the distros are very similar so I think the suggestions apply.

The big problem I see is that you have to change a bunch of stuff to get it to run. Being that I am testing this on a machine that I use (my primary laptop), I may need to flip back to 2.4 here and there until 2.6 is running smooth. If I am changing config files left and right, it doesn't make much sense. Maybe I should wait until 2.6 is a little further along?
 
  


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