Originally Posted by dive
To be honest if someone can find the 2.6 kernel in /extra then they should be able to find the modules there too. Now I don't know how/if the installer installs the 2.6 kernel since I compiled my own, but it would seem a better idea for the modules to be installed automatically when you choose the 2.6 kernel.
Just my opinion anyway.
Since 10.2, you've been able to install a 2.6 kernel (test26.s in 10.2 and huge26.s in -current and -11-RC?) from the installer, but you'll have to install the modules manually later from the extra/ directory in the 2nd CD, which is a step that most people forget (myself included).
The 2.4 kernels have their kernel-modules-* package under a/ with a tag priority of ADD, which make them to be always installed (unless you use an "expert" instalation).