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guthrie 08-09-2003 08:46 PM

missing kernel modules?
I have two systems, one an upgrade from Debian 2.x, now at kernel 2.2, the other a new setup from 3.0 CDs.

The new one is missing nfs support, and so I wanted to add a module for this in /etc/modules, but when I look in /var/lib/modules/.../fs/ nfs.o and nfsd.o are not there. In general my older system has Lots more loadable modules.

Anyway, where can I get these modules, Debian ssays they are a part of the kernel package, but.... ??

Then I just add a line(s) to /etc/modules?


jqcaducifer 08-09-2003 09:11 PM

I'm not sure, (i have redhat 9), but i think you would have to recompile your kernel to include module support for the nfs file system. Search for how to recompile the kernel on this forum, there are tons of posts (i think). Good luck

guthrie 08-10-2003 10:49 AM

Hmm, I don't think so, as my other system uses a loadable module for this. htfs.o/ntfsd.o.


johnMG 08-10-2003 12:29 PM

Not sure how relevant this is for you, but all of my modules are located in:
/lib/modules/`uname -r`

Also, I think you just need to run modconf to get your nfs module set up (if you indeed have an nfs module on your system).

feldux 01-02-2004 12:23 AM

I'm having a similar problem in 3.0r2. (I installed this fresh an hour or so ago) my modconf only has a small selection of modules available, and many of the more (or so i would think) valuable ones are gone from the 3.0r1 install I did in july while evaluating different distros. in particular, mine doesn't have an option to install the usb-uhci modules that would allow me to use my one and only mouse, a usb optical. (the system is an old p1 with an AT mobo, and i'm fresh out of serial-mice) If anyone knows if debian took these out or if this was an install glitch, plz let us know.

llamakc 01-02-2004 04:55 AM

feldux, are you running bf24 kernel? uname -r

And yes, modules will reside in /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/ and on Debian we use modconf (as root) to insmod and rmmod them.

feldux 01-02-2004 11:09 AM

no, i'm running 2.2.18-1-ide_pci i think. I suspect that when I did that 3.0r1 install this summer that i booted into the 2.4 kernel install mode. I just tried to update kernels (apt-cache search kernel then apt-get install linux-kernel-2.4.1__-bf something or another) and didn't append everything appropriately. I think i'm going to just re-install and boot with whatever disk installs the bf 2.4 kernel.

llamakc 01-02-2004 11:13 AM

Cool. Just use the Woody cd and at the install prompt type "bf24" and you'll get a 2.4 kernel after the install.

However, You CAN just apt-get install kernel-image-2.4.x. You have to add an initrd line to lilo.conf, rerun lilo, and you'll be good to go.

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