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beejayzed 02-01-2004 03:38 AM

Question about when to install module-init-tools
 
Just a quick question.
I am compiling the bzImage for the 2.6.1 kernel currently.
When do I install the module-init-tools, before or after I run make modules/make modules_install?
Thanks
Bye

ash4stuff 02-01-2004 06:49 AM

Its a good idea to install all required packages before you start compiling your kernel.

beejayzed 02-01-2004 06:10 PM

Thanks

NewtonMan 02-02-2004 12:24 AM

be careful, the new module init tools will not work with the older versions of kernel like 2.4.20 and what not. if possible just compile your modules into the kernel so you can move back to older kernel if you have to, they will break the old tools!

beejayzed 02-02-2004 04:13 AM

Won't that make the kernel slower?

NewtonMan 02-02-2004 10:21 AM

yes and no, you can take out other things you don't need.

i'm just suggesting be careful if you install the new module init tools you can't go back. i was just trying to save you a possible re-install.:D

beejayzed 02-02-2004 03:04 PM

Ok I'll be carefull

urka58 02-02-2004 06:15 PM

module_init_tools works perfectly well with 2.4 kernel series.
Unless mandrake has some peculiar configuration, just install module_init_tools (per readme file+ create modprobe.conf file) and then start compiling the new kernel.
Please consider Slackware 9.1 main difference vs 9.0 is just the new modules tool.
I kept either 2.6 and 2.4 for about one month and both have been working fine, till I took the decision to remove 2.4 kernel.
Ciao

NewtonMan 02-02-2004 06:35 PM

so what you're saying is the module init tools from slack 9.1 works for both 2.4 and 2.6 kernel?

i didn't have good luck going back to 2.4.22 from 2.6 when i installed the new set of tools

beejayzed 02-03-2004 01:30 AM

Where do I create the modprobe.conf file? What do I put in it.

NewtonMan 02-03-2004 10:15 AM

my modprobe.conf is located at:
/etc/log.d/conf/services/modprobe.conf

and it looks like this:
###########################################################################
# $Id: modprobe.conf,v 1.7 2002/10/12 02:08:09 kirk Exp $
###########################################################################

# You can put comments anywhere you want to. They are effective for the
# rest of the line.

# this is in the format of <name> = <value>. Whitespace at the beginning
# and end of the lines is removed. Whitespace before and after the = sign
# is removed. Everything is case *insensitive*.

# Yes = True = On = 1
# No = False = Off = 0

Title = "ModProbe"

# Which logfile group...
LogFile = messages

# Only give lines pertaining to the modprobe service...
*OnlyService = modprobe
*RemoveHeaders

########################################################
# This was written and is maintained by:
# Kirk Bauer <kirk@kaybee.org>
#
# Please send all comments, suggestions, bug reports,
# etc, to kirk@kaybee.org.
########################################################

hope that helps

beejayzed 02-03-2004 05:11 PM

Thanks for trying.


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