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Old 08-02-2006, 04:32 PM   #1
egghead3
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Arrow Newbie Slackware Modprobe and Lilo Issues


I just installed slackware on an old pentium 1 based machine. It cannot boot off the cd and required the boot disks to get everything working.

Because we had a 60gb hard drive, I wanted to put /boot on a different partition than the rest of the system to ensure it was at the beginning of the HD.

When the installer gets to install Lilo, none of the possible install locations are successful. I am unsure if the different /boot is causing trouble here (I am used to grub), or if the installer even properly installed the kernel there.

I can boot into the system using mount=/dev/hda2 ro, as hda2 contains the system root, and it appears to have a /boot folder. If this is the case, it would definitely not be possible to boot the system.

Any suggestions as to where to go from here? Running /sbin/lilo yields the error

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Warning: Parition 3 on /dev/hda is not marked active
Fatal: First Sector of /dev/hda2 doesn't have a valid boot signature
EDIT: I Fixed the bootloading Error - The Modprobe error remains

A second problem I am having is getting the network to work. I can successfully get the network going to using the boot floppies, install root disks, and network.dsk. However, the installed system does not appear to automatically load the proper module. Furthermore, when I try to run modprobe I get the following error:

Code:
modprobe: can't open dependencies file /lib/modules/2.4.32/modules.dep (No such file or directory
Investigating the directory, there is a /lib/modules/2.4.31 but not a /lib/modules/2.4.32

Any suggestions on either of these fronts would be greatly appreciated.

Last edited by egghead3; 08-02-2006 at 04:57 PM.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 05:22 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by egghead3
I just installed slackware

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A second problem I am having is getting the network to work. I can successfully get the network going to using the boot floppies, install root disks, and network.dsk. However, the installed system does not appear to automatically load the proper module. Furthermore, when I try to run modprobe I get the following error:

Code:
modprobe: can't open dependencies file /lib/modules/2.4.32/modules.dep (No such file or directory
Investigating the directory, there is a /lib/modules/2.4.31 but not a /lib/modules/2.4.32
So, I wonder, how did you install Slackware, and what release of it?
Because you seem to be booting a 2.4.32 kernel (which at this moment is installed by default by Slackware-current) but the kernel modules that are present are those for the 2.4.31 kernel (which is installed by default by the Slackware 10.2 setup program).

Did you by any chance download and use the boot floppy images from slackware-current and installed the kernel that is on that floppy? And installed all the rest of Slackware using a slackware-10.2 CD?

Eric
 
Old 08-02-2006, 06:40 PM   #3
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I bet that is exactly what I did. I definitely used boot floppies from slackware-current, but I wouldn't be surprised if I had accidentally used a 10.2 iso cd.

Thanks a ton, I knew it had to be something simple.

update: yep, using 10.2 boot disks solved everything

Last edited by egghead3; 08-03-2006 at 09:42 AM.
 
  


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