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Old 02-26-2002, 02:34 PM   #1
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New Errors After Kernel Update


Hi,
I just used a RPM update from redhat, to move from 2.4.7-10 to 2.4.9-21, it all went through without a hitch, except when I boot I get the messages "Can't find module block-major-2." I have searched the forum, and the net and I have tried the standard remedies:

depmod -ae

I really don't know what else to try, any ideas? If I do a modprobe -c | grep major-2 floppy, it shows up, but I'm not sure what to do with that info. All help is appreciated. I have kernel-headers updated, and modutils also.

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Old 02-27-2002, 04:11 PM   #2
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anybody?
 
Old 02-27-2002, 04:13 PM   #3
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well, have you correctly enabled floppy support in the kernel?
 
Old 02-27-2002, 05:00 PM   #4
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This is not a kernel rebuild, it is a kernel update, meaning that the kernel that is used has defaults of RedHat set, which include floppy support etc... I will double check, but since it is a default kernel setup (like that of a default install kernel, it should have floppy support).
 
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yeah i see, assuming you have the file, i'd try specifically loading /boot/config-2.4.7-10 or such.
 
Old 02-27-2002, 05:24 PM   #6
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K, I think there is some confusion here. A RedHat Kernel RPM update loads, and configures the kernel for you, there is no config file editing involved, you don't even run make xconfig etc... The only thing done is a rpm -ivh kernelupdate.rpm, and then it configures your grub for you, and your modules etc... I just found that within a 10 day period they released a new update, so I am hoping that it was a bug fix, but I haven't found any change log on it yet since it was just released today. Let me know if you have any other ideas.

Thanks Alot!
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Old 02-27-2002, 06:12 PM   #7
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Unfortunatly, the box I am working with is hosted, and not in front of me so I can't see how it is actually built, but do you think a missing floppy drive might cause this error?

TIA
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