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Old 12-08-2004, 12:55 AM   #1
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Arrow Changing kernel version 2.4.20-8 to 2.4.20-8custom


Hi

I tried to use [insmod iptmodbus.o] but I receive an error message saying:
kernel-module version mismatch
iptmodbus.o was compiled for kernel version 2.4.20-8custom
while this kernel is version 2.4.20-8.

So how do I upgrade or change my kernel version? The kernel version in my /usr/src/linux/Makefile file is
EXTRAVERSION = -8custom

Isn't that already a custom version?
Your advices are truly appreciated!
 
Old 12-08-2004, 03:40 AM   #2
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Do I need to build a custom kernel as in red hat Linux 9 documentation's 'Building a Custom Kernel'?
 
Old 12-08-2004, 04:14 AM   #3
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have you changed anything in the kernel source except the extraversion? if not, change it back, and recompile the module.
i think insmod -f would work though.
 
Old 03-06-2005, 12:39 PM   #4
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I'm having the same problem. How do you change it back?
 
Old 03-06-2005, 01:12 PM   #5
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the makefile in the top of the kernel source directory has the kernel name in it. you can edit it if you wish.
It's probably the fourth line of /usr/src/linux/Makefile.
 
Old 03-06-2005, 03:14 PM   #6
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Thanks.

I figured it out. Strangely enough, my problem was *how* exactly to edit the fourth line back from EXTRAVERSION = -8custom to EXTRAVERSION = -8 (yes, that's how newbie this newbie be). So,

# vi Makefile

then the editing commands (as found http://www.cs.rit.edu/~cslab/vi.html )

That only took an hour!

So, then the ./build_module worked (because version matched), etc., and now I'm on to the next modem problem. One problem a day, though.

Thanks for your prompt reply!
 
Old 03-07-2005, 03:48 AM   #7
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vi is really tough to use. try using nano or pico instead.
 
  


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