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Old 10-25-2001, 04:51 AM   #1
David Doyle
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Post Problems installing Red Hat 7.2 ( Enigma ) - Modprobe issue?


Hi,

Having problems installing Red Hat Linux 7.2, or more precisely, after the installation when rebooting.

During non-interactive startup, I get a kernel panic pointing to a problem caused by modprobe ( excuse my lack of knowledge, but I believe that modprobe loads kernel modules for some hardware? )

I renamed modprobe in /sbin and can boot fine. However, I suspect that my PCMCIA cards ( Intel EtherExpress Pro 100 Cardbus & Adaptec 1480A SCSI adapter ) relies on modprobe to load modules for them. Is this right?

I will log a call with Red Hat to try and sort this out, but wondered what steps I could do to try and diagnose this further? I managed to get it in single user mode ( 'linux single' ) in order to rename modprobe.

The machine is a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4320, 320 MB RAM.

Thanks for any advice,

David.
 
Old 10-25-2001, 05:15 AM   #2
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yeah, modprobe sorts all that out, but it's certainly something you can't live without really...

check /etc/modules.conf which should contain references to PCMCIA. you might want to try commenting out the relevant line's (with a #) But your problem sounds generally lower level to me.
 
Old 10-25-2001, 05:36 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info.

I did some digging around and figuring out /etc/modules.conf and other bits.

What I did find out was that the problem only occurs if I boot with the Adaptec 1480 card in - with only the Intel card in it boots fine, but I think I've picked about with it so much a reinstall from scratch will be required to get back to a known state.

Regards,

David.
 
Old 10-25-2001, 01:36 PM   #4
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we usually see modprobe errors after a kernel re-install or a kernel change of some kind. are you recompiling the kernel or replacing it before the reboot?
 
Old 10-25-2001, 05:21 PM   #5
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This is directly after an install, so no kernel changes afaik.

I found that it was the Adaptec card that it didn't like, so removed it and it boots fine. Switching the cards into the opposite slot seems to have solved the problem......

Now onto trying to get the networking going - it doesn't recognize the Intel card. Have opened a support ticket and looking through PCMCIA stuff now.

Thanks,

Dave.
 
  


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