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Old 02-22-2010, 05:58 AM   #1
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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?
 
Old 02-22-2010, 06:11 AM   #2
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"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?
 
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:55 PM   #3
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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
 
Old 02-22-2010, 11:03 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 02-23-2010, 02:19 AM   #5
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I am using suse10sp2

I am using suse10sp2 and trying to compile 2.6.32 kernel
 
Old 02-23-2010, 02:33 AM   #6
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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/
 
Old 02-23-2010, 02:57 AM   #7
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You can also read this about LKM (Loadable Kernel Modules)

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Old 02-23-2010, 11:55 AM   #8
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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
 
Old 02-25-2010, 03:48 AM   #9
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Thank you all
 
  


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