Originally posted by Mara
You have two options. First one will work for sure - compile the modules again, for the new kernel. Second - copy the modules to new kernel directories and try to modprobe them. WIth luck (and kernel compiled with support or module versions) it may work.
I used the first option that you gave because I didn't want to miss any modules (I couldn't remember them all).
I only had three modules that were built external to the kernel.....WHAT IF I HAD LOTS????
I went from 2.6.5 to 2.6.7. Is there anything that I could have done before compiling to transfer all the external modules to the new kernel /lib/modules automatically?
Another thing is it better to install all kernel modules to ONE directory below /lib/modules/<kernel version>/ e.g /lib/modules/<kernel version>/new_stuff to make the transfer easier?