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Old 03-22-2004, 06:35 AM   #1
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kmod : Failed to exec /sbin/modprobe


OK, What I am trying to do is install a new kernel (2.4.25) on a debian server. (The HP Officejet Drivers need >2.4.20)

Now, I have gotten a fair way, It'll even boot, until it comes to loading modules, upon which It repeats into infinity :
kmod : failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k binfmt-0000, errno=8

Now, I have checked, /sbin/modprobe exists as a symlink to /sbin/insmod .
I thought at first taht this might be because it doesn't like the symlink, so I mv'd the symlink and cp'd insmod to modprobe. No go. The symlink is now back in place.

Another possible solution I found was compiling support for all binary types into the kernel. Done, and it still doesn't work.

I have tried adding alias binfmt-0000 off to my modules.conf. No go there either.
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Any thoughts?

TIA
 
Old 03-22-2004, 01:04 PM   #2
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You most likely need to update the mod-utilities package to the latest version.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 04:44 PM   #3
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I upgraded to modutils 2.4.25 and then to 2.4.27, and still get the error
 
Old 03-23-2004, 09:18 PM   #4
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Well, it's a less than satisfactory outcome, but disabling initrd makes it work.... I wonder why?
 
  


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