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Old 05-17-2006, 01:04 AM   #1
davidsrsb
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No kernel modules found


One upgrade to 2.6.16.16 went wrong
I made a typo in the mkinitrd with 2,6.16.16 instead of 2.6.16.16

Now the kernel panics on startup as it cannot preload reiserfs.

The /lib/modules/2.6.16.16 directory looks right, but I also made the possible mistake of upgrading alsa before the kernel-modules package

The mkinitrd program made a warning about being unable to find the modules when I was updating

I mounted the drive in another pc and copied a valid initrd.gz over but still no go.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 02:48 AM   #2
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Solved painfully by:
Mounting drive on another PC and putting symlinks in to 2.4.32 vmlinuz and Sysmap.
Put drive back and boot with Slackware 9.1 disk 2, selecting
bare.i on the /dev/hda1 partition
edit lilo.conf to drop initrd.gz line and run lilo
reboot from disk
Remove 2.6.16.16 packages, clean out directories and start again

My conclusion is that initrd together with generic kernel is dangerous, without a 2.4 bare.i kernel with reiserfs support compiled in on the /boot partition I would have been in real trouble.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 05:22 AM   #3
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I mounted the drive in another pc and copied a valid initrd.gz over but still no go.
I'm not sure this is relevant but did you rerun lilo after updating the inird?
 
Old 05-17-2006, 05:55 AM   #4
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I did and made things worse. It was only by using the old 2.4.22 kernel rescue disk I was able to even boot the PC
 
  


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