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Old 08-30-2005, 01:16 PM   #1
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Redhat 9 and kernel 2.6 woes


I have been trying to install Kernel 2.6 on Redhat 9 for many weeks and have been unsuccessful at every attempt. Every time I try and fail I try something different. I was successful once but it wouldn't load a module (*.ko) I would jus get version magic errors. I recently tried again and now I get all kinds of errors at boot time about about certain modules not being able to be loaded. I finally get to "Starting system logger:" It hangs here for several minutes and then spews out errors about not being able to initialize blah (read only file. I then get to:


INIT: ld "2" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: ld "1" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: ld "3" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: ld "4" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: ld "5" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: ld "6" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes


At this point nothing ever happens. It says 5 minutes but I waited over an hour and it just hung there. I am not sure why this is happening.

I am especially frustrated because Redhat does not have a 2.6 Kernel upgrade avilable via it's system upgrader. Is Redhat behind the times.....Kernel 2.6 has been out for a while now what is the deal?

Can Redhat be purchased with Kernel 2.6? I am trying to install a proprietary software that requires Redhat and kernel 2.6. Any place I can buy Redhat with kernel 2.6? Any ideas!?!

Any ideas are always appreciated!


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Old 08-30-2005, 01:43 PM   #2
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Re: Redhat 9 and kernel 2.6 woes

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I am especially frustrated because Redhat does not have a 2.6 Kernel upgrade avilable via it's system upgrader. Is Redhat behind the times.....Kernel 2.6 has been out for a while now what is the deal?

Can Redhat be purchased with Kernel 2.6? I am trying to install a proprietary software that requires Redhat and kernel 2.6. Any place I can buy Redhat with kernel 2.6? Any ideas!?!

Any ideas are always appreciated.
And where have you been for the past 2 years? Haven't you realized that Redhat officially ended support for Redhat 9 over a year ago? Hence the reasoning they don't really have any updates. Perhaps it's time for you to do a Distribution upgrade.. You can go with Professional Redhat that you pay for and get support or use the community driven Fedora that Redhat sponsors, or maybe use a Redhat ES clone like CentOS..
 
Old 08-30-2005, 03:21 PM   #3
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It sounds to me like you have not updated the modutils unit. The whole structure of handling modules has changed from 2.4 to 2.6.

When you set up your system for 2.6, you may as well ditch initrd altogether and put whatever support you need, directly into the kernel. I don't even include module-support anymore; certainly there are no boot-time modules.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 04:38 PM   #4
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modutils and module-init-tools was updated. I updated to module-init-tools-3.blah.pre. Could this be a problem? I chose this release because it was the latest version available. I have a feeling that this may result from that but could it be with a issue in a initscript somewhere that is causing this? The reason I ask is because I can't boot 2.6.10 or 2.4.20.blah anymore either!? The module that won't load is for one of my ethernet adapters (eth0) IPtables couldn't initialize either, but that is expected because iptables has rules for eth0. eth1 loaded. After that part of the boot process is when i get to the:

INIT: ld "2" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: ld "1" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: ld "3" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: ld "4" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: ld "5" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: ld "6" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

part. There is no rpm for 2.6.10 accept for Fedora. How different is Fedora than Redhat!? Does it use the same directory structure, tools, initscripts? Or will I need to do some customizing in order to make it like Redhat? I need to install software that expects Redhat and a 2.6 kernel.

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