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Old 07-12-2005, 12:46 PM   #1
mr_mccabe
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Question Missing 'module-info-2.6.12.2' after kernel compile.


Hello everyone,

So, I've read the stickies and did my best to search the forum, and couldn't find a reference to this issue, although it could just be that I suck at searching the forum.

Hopefully you all can at least point me in the right direction. It is a kernel upgrade issue, and I don't see that it should necessarily be a platform-specific question-- Which is why I put it here in 'Linux-General'.

I am attempting to upgrade from kernel 2.4.20-8 to 2.6.12.2, and everything seems to be going well, except that I seem to be missing 'module-info-2.6.12.2' after compiling.
After reading a few guides and how-to's, I settled on the 'Migrating to Linux Kernel 2.6' guide found on Thomer M. Gil's website. I would post the URL, but apparently I'm not allowed as this is my first post.

I have seen a few other people ask this question on other sites, but they never get a straight answer. Regardless of whether it's a necessary file or not, I would like to know what its function is, and how to create it.

Thanks in advance.

-Mr. McCabe


P.S.- For those of you who will undoubtedly ask... This is a Redhat9 system on a Dell Latitude D800.
 
Old 07-14-2005, 03:46 PM   #2
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I'm not quite what you are talking about, is there any error messages on your system about this file? If so, it could be a great idea to post it there.
However, here is 2 hints :
1-When you compile a 2.6.X, you need to use 2 commands (compare to 5-6 on 2.4.X) : "make all" and "make modules_install" (and of course the usual make config and/or menuconfig and/or xconfig). Some people forget the "make modules_install" as they think it is included in the "make all" .

2- Modules really changed on kernel 2.6.X you can't load 2.6 modules unless you install a "new" modules loading tool (modules-init-tool). Make sure you have this installed, if you don't you won't be able to use 2.6.x modules ( it is backward compatible, you will still be able to load 2.4.X modules if you decide to turn back).

Note : 2.6 introduce at lot of new stuff, as example, there is now a "/sys" directory that does a job similar to /proc. You will need to create this and to add an entry to you fstab if you want to use some new features. However, it is not essential.
 
  


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