i just updated my kernel from 2.4.20-31.9 to 126.96.36.199 for rh9. i am running into problems loading all modules. when i run lsmod, it'll list a few modules that did run from boot. I need the module nls_cp437.ko (and some other modules) to load on boot so i can mount vfat partitions. I can load the module manually with insmod but was wondering why doesn't the module load on boot. I checked modules.dep and found the module listed so im feeling kinda stuck now. when i reboot back into 2.4.20-31.0, everything seems to work fine, all modules loaded.
after i compiled and booted into 188.8.131.52, alot of modules failed to load (ie 8139cp.ko driver for my network card), because modprobe somehow did not work correctly. I had to compile the driver into the kernel to get around this problem. maybe this has something to do with why not all the modules load during boot??
depmod -V returns "module-init-tools 3.2" so i think my modprobe is up-to-date?