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Old 08-31-2003, 03:41 PM   #1
Rampage2884
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Problems with modprobe in Knoppix STD


When the Knoppix begins to configure its device at boot, at one point modprobe is trying to find the modules in the /lib/modules/2.4.20 folder but instead, I have a /lib/modules/2.4.20-xfs folder therefore modprobe cannot find its dependencies and modules because my folder is named different.

Anybody encounter a similar problem and know a fix for it?

Incase if it help, I'm using the ext3 Filesystem.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 04:17 PM   #2
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i have no idea how that could have happened. Anyway, when you say knoppix are you running of the CD? If so there's not much you can do to alter the filesystem.
If you're running a knoppix hd install,
'ln -s /lib/modules/2.4.20-xfs /lib/modules/2.4.20'
will make a symbolic link so anything looking for modules/2.4.20 will automatically be taken to the existing directory (the existence of which i find very weird) without changing anything fundamental, and leaving the old directory.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 04:44 PM   #3
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Anyway, when you say knoppix are you running of the CD?
No, I did a hardive install.

I tried renaming the folder to the folder name that modprobe looks for but that gave me more errors. So I'm assuming the shortcut trick you showed me wil dol the same.

I think I'm going to format the partition to XFS... might work.

Thanks for the help though BigBadPenguin.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 04:53 PM   #4
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cool man, well, the only difference with the link trick will be that both names will be valid. But it is a wierd thing to see, so if you're not losing much you shoudl probably just go ahead and format. Good luck with it.
 
  


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