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Old 05-23-2008, 10:14 AM   #1
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modprobe can't see anything


Does anyone know what would cause modprobe to not be able to see any modules, even though /lib/modules/... has hundreds of entries?

Basic Background is that I copied my root directory over to a new harddrive and booted to it instead of the original, everything comes up but I noticed hidd and autofs werent starting. After a little poking around I found that they couldnt load there respective modules, but to my dismay I also found out that doing a "modules -l" produced 1 result which was the pata driver (so it does see one thing but thats it).
 
Old 05-23-2008, 10:34 AM   #2
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NVM, all my alias files weren't complete. I guess they must have gotten nuked or didnt copy all the way or something...
It's always the last thing you check that fixes stuff it seems...
 
Old 05-23-2008, 11:43 AM   #3
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Does anyone know what would cause modprobe to not be able to see any modules, even though /lib/modules/... has hundreds of entries?

Basic Background is that I copied my root directory over to a new harddrive and booted to it instead of the original, everything comes up but I noticed hidd and autofs werent starting. After a little poking around I found that they couldnt load there respective modules, but to my dismay I also found out that doing a "modules -l" produced 1 result which was the pata driver (so it does see one thing but thats it).
When you change partitions and copy files over you have to modify /etc/fstab. The kernel needs to know where your partitions are so I expect this is where the problem lies. Make sure you modify the entries for each partition / , /home and /swap.
 
  


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