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Old 02-16-2007, 09:53 PM   #1
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slackware boot up question


Hi,
I just noticed when my slackware 11.0 is booting up

there is a line that reads:
running /etc/rc.d/rc.modules -> rc.modules-2.4.33.3

I'm curious why it points to the 2.4.33.3 modules

I installed kernel 2.6.18 from the CD and then later upgraded to 2.6.20

2.4.33.3 was never installed, Why does it say that?
 
Old 02-16-2007, 10:57 PM   #2
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Well fix it. It's in '/etc/rc.d', symlink 'rc.modules' to 'rc.modules-`uname -r`'.
 
Old 02-17-2007, 02:18 AM   #3
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Are you sure that you have installed the 2.6 kernel correctly?
After installing the 2.6 kernel, there is a symlink /etc/rc.d/rc.modules that points to /etc/rc.d/rc.modules-2.4.33.3, which I suggest you change to point to your new rc.modules-2.6. This is because when you installed Slack, you must have chosen a kernel image on the install CD that was based on 2.4.33.3.

However, when booting Slack, the boot scripts check the kernel version and use the appropriate rc.modules.
If you are seeing this message at boot, it may indicate a problem.
Did you also install 2.6 kernel modules when you installed the kernel?

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Old 02-17-2007, 09:32 AM   #4
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Well I can't honestly say that I'm sure I installed it right. This is my first run at intalling a kernel.

I did do the make modules_install so I thought I installed the modules right but its starting to sound like i didn't
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Old 02-17-2007, 10:32 AM   #5
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More info

When I look in the /etc/rc.d folder for that symlink

the symlink points to a script titeld rc.modules-2.4.33.3

there is also a script for rc.modules-2.6.18


but there isn't a script for the kernel I actually use (2.6.20)
 
Old 02-17-2007, 11:40 AM   #6
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Link it to 'rc.modules-2.6.18'.
 
Old 02-17-2007, 01:59 PM   #7
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I had the same situation after I compiled 2.6.19.2. I just made a copy of rc.modules-2.6.18 and renamed it to rc.modules-2.6.19.2. I haven't had any problems yet On boot it always looks for rc.modules-uname -r first.
 
  


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