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Old 03-03-2004, 04:39 AM   #1
neonair
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uname -r gives incorrect version no.


I have installed RHL 9.0(kernel: 2.4.20-8) directly from a CD on a Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop.
During boot-up it gives some errors wrt module dependencies.

when i try to run 'modprobe' for this laptop, it says it can't open dependencies file /lib/modules/2.4.2-2/modules.dep(..........)

'uname -r' returns 2.4.20-8

The following is not of much help (i'm almost a newbie...):
linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12454

I have spend almost a day and a half trying to solve this problem, along with visiting various forums as this. This is a cool forum, with everybody ready to help. Hope i have some luck(good) too.....

Thanx a root.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 05:34 AM   #2
jkobrien
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Hi,

Your subject line doesn't seem to be accurate. It looks like 'uname -r' is giving the correct version number, but that something went wrong with the installation and that the kernel modules haven't been installed properly.

Were there any error messages during the install? Is it an option to repeat the installation? And also, did you install the kernel sources?

John
 
Old 03-04-2004, 04:35 AM   #3
neonair
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Tnx for replying so fast, John

The subject line is correct. 'uname -r' was giving me the incorrect version number. Since i had installed the kernel sources, i re-compiled the kernel and everything worked fine.

Tnx again for u'r lightning response.
Hope u have the power to heal the rest !!!
 
  


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