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Old 11-30-2005, 07:18 PM   #1
mattp
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Installed 2.6 during install - no modules


I chose the 2.6 kernal image when installing Slack 10.2 but it never installed my modules! I have no 2.6.13 folder in /lib/modules!!

How can I fix this?
 
Old 11-30-2005, 08:04 PM   #2
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Re: Installed 2.6 during install - no modules

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Originally posted by mattp
I chose the 2.6 kernal image when installing Slack 10.2 but it never installed my modules! I have no 2.6.13 folder in /lib/modules!!
Insert your Slackware 10.2 CD (I think its the second one) and:

Code:
# mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom
# installpkg /mnt/cdrom/testing/packages/linux-2.6.13/kernel-modules-2.6.13-i486-1.tgz
# depmod -Ae
Subsituting the correct device for your CD-ROM.

Last edited by rkelsen; 11-30-2005 at 08:05 PM.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 05:52 PM   #3
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I chose the 2.6 kernal image when installing Slack 10.2
Not a good idea. Slack is only designed to install a 2.4 kernel. The 2.6 is provided for those who want to try it after completing the install. Especially as you have to use an initrd if your disk is formatted as anything other than EXT2.

Cheers,
Eddie
 
Old 12-02-2005, 07:24 PM   #4
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Did the same thing over the weekend and had to wait for my disks to download and burn on a seperate machine before getting the modules installed! oops.

Anyway, found that following the instructions in /testing/packages/linux-2.6.13/README.initrd helped solve everything.
 
Old 12-04-2005, 06:20 PM   #5
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I have installed slack 10.2 on three different machines now and selected the 2.6 kerenel durine install. I have had no problems whatsoever with also using reiserfs without having to do anything to the intrd.

1. Do normal install (select partions and type ,ie reiser)
2. When asked for kernel, select 2.6 (test I think it was)
3. Reboot system
4. Log in as root
5. mount cd2
6. cd /2.6.13
7. Upgradepkg *.tgz
8. Reboot, log in as root finish setting up system i.e alsaconf, alsamixer, alsactl store, xorgsetup.

All three systems worked flawlessly afterwords.

Last edited by dannyl; 12-04-2005 at 06:21 PM.
 
Old 12-04-2005, 06:58 PM   #6
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The problem with test26.s kernel is that includes a lot of stuff built-in into the kernel to be able to install without modules, you should install the one at testing/ after install. The lack of modules is explained at RELEASE_NOTES.
 
Old 12-04-2005, 07:41 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gbonvehi
The problem with test26.s kernel is that includes a lot of stuff built-in into the kernel to be able to install without modules, you should install the one at testing/ after install. The lack of modules is explained at RELEASE_NOTES.
Just wanted to affirm that comment. I had some issues by installing the 2.6 kernel during installation, and was able correct them by doing the standard testing/ upgrade in a chroot environment. I was also pleased that in 10.2 the testing/ kernel did not have to be rebuilt to install the nvidia drivers.

EDIT: I spoke too soon. I did have to do a kernel recompile to remove the default selection for nVidia Framebuffer support and Riva support as modules. Well, at least I've gotten accustomed to this necessity. The nVidia driver is now installed and working properly.

Last edited by Xian; 12-04-2005 at 10:23 PM.
 
  


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