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Old 02-01-2004, 03:38 AM   #1
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Question about when to install module-init-tools


Just a quick question.
I am compiling the bzImage for the 2.6.1 kernel currently.
When do I install the module-init-tools, before or after I run make modules/make modules_install?
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Old 02-01-2004, 06:49 AM   #2
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Its a good idea to install all required packages before you start compiling your kernel.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 06:10 PM   #3
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Thanks
 
Old 02-02-2004, 12:24 AM   #4
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be careful, the new module init tools will not work with the older versions of kernel like 2.4.20 and what not. if possible just compile your modules into the kernel so you can move back to older kernel if you have to, they will break the old tools!
 
Old 02-02-2004, 04:13 AM   #5
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Won't that make the kernel slower?
 
Old 02-02-2004, 10:21 AM   #6
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yes and no, you can take out other things you don't need.

i'm just suggesting be careful if you install the new module init tools you can't go back. i was just trying to save you a possible re-install.

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Old 02-02-2004, 03:04 PM   #7
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Ok I'll be carefull
 
Old 02-02-2004, 06:15 PM   #8
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module_init_tools works perfectly well with 2.4 kernel series.
Unless mandrake has some peculiar configuration, just install module_init_tools (per readme file+ create modprobe.conf file) and then start compiling the new kernel.
Please consider Slackware 9.1 main difference vs 9.0 is just the new modules tool.
I kept either 2.6 and 2.4 for about one month and both have been working fine, till I took the decision to remove 2.4 kernel.
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Old 02-02-2004, 06:35 PM   #9
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so what you're saying is the module init tools from slack 9.1 works for both 2.4 and 2.6 kernel?

i didn't have good luck going back to 2.4.22 from 2.6 when i installed the new set of tools

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Old 02-03-2004, 01:30 AM   #10
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Where do I create the modprobe.conf file? What do I put in it.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 10:15 AM   #11
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my modprobe.conf is located at:
/etc/log.d/conf/services/modprobe.conf

and it looks like this:
###########################################################################
# $Id: modprobe.conf,v 1.7 2002/10/12 02:08:09 kirk Exp $
###########################################################################

# You can put comments anywhere you want to. They are effective for the
# rest of the line.

# this is in the format of <name> = <value>. Whitespace at the beginning
# and end of the lines is removed. Whitespace before and after the = sign
# is removed. Everything is case *insensitive*.

# Yes = True = On = 1
# No = False = Off = 0

Title = "ModProbe"

# Which logfile group...
LogFile = messages

# Only give lines pertaining to the modprobe service...
*OnlyService = modprobe
*RemoveHeaders

########################################################
# This was written and is maintained by:
# Kirk Bauer <kirk@kaybee.org>
#
# Please send all comments, suggestions, bug reports,
# etc, to kirk@kaybee.org.
########################################################

hope that helps
 
Old 02-03-2004, 05:11 PM   #12
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Thanks for trying.
 
  


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