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Old 10-29-2004, 03:36 PM   #1
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Wrong modules directory used during boot ...

I try to recompile 2.6.8 kernel on Mandrake 10.1 official :
- I install source
- in Makefile by default, EXTRAVERSION variable is defined (= .1-12mdkcustom) so modules directory (/lib/modules/ is not erased, modules are installed under /lib/modules/
- I created the initrd.img file corresponding to this new kernel
- I modified /etc/lilo.conf to enable this kernel

My problem is that during boot, modules are not looked for under "/lib/modules/" directory but under "/lib/modules/"

What did I miss ? I there anything else than EXTRAVERSION to defined ?

Old 10-29-2004, 03:42 PM   #2
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After modifying lilo.conf, did you actually run lilo?

Old 10-29-2004, 04:50 PM   #3
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I can boot with my compiled kernel modules are loaded from the wrong directory
Old 10-30-2004, 10:50 AM   #4
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I found the solution : I needed to do "make mrproper" after source kernel installation and before compile, it works fine now


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