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Old 10-28-2005, 01:40 AM   #1
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SW 10.2 Kernel Version Confused


A few hours ago I posted below about not being able to get my ETH0 interface to work. (See "eth0 (and modules?) missing" thread below.) I've found what I believe to be the issue behind it... Nothing seems to know what version of the Kernel i'm using! I told the install to use the bare.i image, which should have loaded (as far as I know) the 2.4.31 kernel. I have nothing special... IDE HD, 7Gb, ReiserFS. During boot I get this several times:

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modprobe: Can't open dependencies file /lib/modules/2.4.29/modules.dep (No such file or directory)
Indeed, the entire /lib/modules/2.4.29 directory doesnt exist... only /lib/modules/2.4.31.

The login prompt also states

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Welcome to Linux 2.4.29 (tty1)
I also tried installing the 2.6.13 kernel by using installpkg on the generic and modules files, mkinitrd, and telling lilo to use /boot/vmlinuz-generic-2.6.13 and initrd = /boot/initrd.gz, reloaded lilo and restarted. Linux still says I'm using the 2.4.29 kernel.

I'm sure I've missed some stupidly obvious step somewhere, but for the LIFE of me I can't figure it out. Every other linux installation I've ever done I've (basically) just been able to hit enter all the way through it and everything's worked. Even with SW 10.1. Any help will be greatly appreciated... thanks!
 
Old 10-28-2005, 02:30 AM   #2
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Reinstall all kernel packages and run lilo.
 
Old 10-28-2005, 02:36 AM   #3
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How do I -re-install the kernel? I was kinda hoping installing 2.6 would do that, since in Lilo I over-wrote the init. (the 2.6.13 kernel was the only one lilo had to choose from)
 
Old 10-28-2005, 02:55 AM   #4
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Reinstall the packages from the cd or a website in the /slackware/a folder.
Check lilo.conf too.
If you want a 2.6.X, i suggest you to compile yourself a custom kernel.
And please, close your eth0 thread with an new post looking like "solved"!
 
Old 10-28-2005, 05:58 PM   #5
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That didn't work... it keeps getting worse and worse. After trying to reinstall all the /a packages (which completed without error) and rebooting, I got the same errors. I decided to once again try reinstalling it, this time from -scratch-. I deleted both hard drive partitions (5420mb /dev/hda2, 1028mb swap) and booted from the cd. Previously I had tried the ReiserFS... this time I told it to use Ext3. Full install. Everything worked, no errors... had eth0 up and everything, but upon reboot I get a Kernel panic becuase:

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sh-2006: reiserfs read_super_block: bread failed (dev 03:02, block 64, size 1024)
sh-2021: reiserfs_read_super: can not find reiserfs on ide0(3.2)
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:02
Why in Linus' name is it looking for any component of reiserfs when I formatted the partition and installed linux using Ext3?
 
Old 10-29-2005, 05:22 PM   #6
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Are you sure lilo is being reinstalled after installing Slackware?
During install in the LILO menu choose Expert mode and then install to MBR.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 12:15 AM   #7
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fixed!

I guess for some reason Lilo wasn't getting reinstalled like it was supposed to. This time when I reinstalled it I told Lilo to use the MBR and everything worked flawlessly. Thanks millions!
 
  


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