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Old 11-29-2006, 07:17 PM   #1
mikedeatworld
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kernel compiled, but modules not found?


I grabbed a precompiled kernel, by Thomas (creator of Slax).

I followed his instructions here:
http://public.www.planetmirror.com/pub/slax/kernel/?fl=

root@security-slackware:/home# installpkg linux-kernel-2.6.16-i486-1.tgz
Installing package linux-kernel-2.6.16-i486-1...
PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:
Executing install script for linux-kernel-2.6.16-i486-1...

root@security-slackware:/home#
root@security-slackware:/# kernelversion
kernelversion
2.6

But when I
run the Live CD Scripts from: http://www.linux-live.org/

I get an error:
root@security-slackware:/tmp/linux-live-5.5.0# ./runme.sh
Changing current directory to /tmp/linux-live-5.5.0
Linux Live scripts were installed successfuly in /
Enter path for the kernel you wanna use [hit enter for /boot/vmlinuz]:
Creating LiveCD from your Linux
some debug information can be found in /tmp/linux-live-debug.log
copying cd-root to /tmp/live_data_9287, using kernel from /boot/vmlinuz
Using kernel modules from /lib/modules/2.6.16
creating initrd image...
cp: cannot stat `kernel-modules/2.6.16/unionfs.ko*': No such file or directory
cp: cannot stat `kernel-modules/2.6.16/squashfs.ko*': No such file or directory


Any ideas why the modules are not found (I know its the directory not being found, but why is it not found after I complied / added the 2.6 kernel?

Thanks!!!!
 
Old 11-29-2006, 07:38 PM   #2
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Because you did not
  • "Compile" a kernel. You installed a "pre-compiled" kernel.
  • You did not install any modules with the kerenel.
Solutions? Easy!
  • Find the modules that go with that kernel and install them
  • Install on of Pat's precompiled 2.6.x kernels AND modules
  • Really compile your own kernel.
As for finding the modules for your current kernel, look at ythe website you got the kernel from. This forum ain't about Slax, so you are on your own.

As for installing the 2.6 kernels/modules from the cds, do a forum search. That issue has been asked and answered many times.

To compile your own kernel, either use the sticky at the top of this forum, or use Alien Bob's excellent guide.

Last edited by cwwilson721; 11-29-2006 at 07:39 PM.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 07:54 PM   #3
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It was a precomplied kernel, I said that. Okay, Ill check out the slax forum.
 
  


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