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shayori 02-22-2010 05:58 AM

What is the error "invalid module format" and "insert kernel module"?
 
What is the error "invalid module format" and the message "insert kernel module" mean? And whats the reason for the same?

irmin 02-22-2010 06:11 AM

"invalid module format" means that the module you want to load is not a valid kernel module (usually they have file extension .ko).

"insert kernel module" this means to load a kernel module (mostly driver).

Where do you get these errors from?

shayori 02-22-2010 10:55 PM

Thanks irmin
 
Thanks irmin

I am actually compiling kernel 2.6.32 and trying to understand what happens at each step.If anybody knows any single document which explains the same then please help.

Thanks

Quakeboy02 02-22-2010 11:03 PM

There are several ways to compile a kernel, depending on which distro you use. If you'll list your distro that would help us give you a better answer.

shayori 02-23-2010 02:19 AM

I am using suse10sp2
 
I am using suse10sp2 and trying to compile 2.6.32 kernel

i92guboj 02-23-2010 02:33 AM

In which regards the Linux kernel, you could start researching on "Linux kernel in a nutshell", a book from O'Reilly.

http://www.kroah.com/lkn/

bathory 02-23-2010 02:57 AM

You can also read this about LKM (Loadable Kernel Modules)

Regards

Quakeboy02 02-23-2010 11:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shayori (Post 3873526)
I am using suse10sp2 and trying to compile 2.6.32 kernel

In that case, try this tutorial:

http://www.howtoforge.com/kernel_compilation_suse

shayori 02-25-2010 03:48 AM

Thank you all


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