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Old 12-03-2003, 07:03 PM   #1
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Boot Messages

After compiling a new kernel, I'm getting a string of error messages of the form:
modprobe: Can't locate module WHATEVER
I know what these mean, and I know how to fix the problem...if only I knew what all the error messages were! I've looked in /var/log/messages, and dmesg, but neither place seems to have a record of these errors. Is there somewhere else they might be? Or is there some way to slow down the system so that I can see what they are?

Thanks in advance,
Richard Heck
Old 12-03-2003, 07:30 PM   #2
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did you
make modules
make modules_install
Old 12-03-2003, 08:05 PM   #3
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"Is there somewhere else they might be?"

They might be in /var/log/boot.log

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

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Old 12-03-2003, 09:34 PM   #4
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Thanks to both of you for your replies. But first, there aren't any error messages in boot.log either. And I did to make modules[_install]. But I think I've solved the mystery. I believe the error messages are being spewed by kudzu, the hardware detection tool. Many of them are for SCSI hard drives, and I didn't bother building those modules, since my laptop, unsurprisingly, doesn't have any SCSI drives. Another turns out to be for APM, which I also didn't build, since I want to use ACPI. If that's right, then I've no real need to worry, though I may add lines to /etc/modules.conf just for peace of mind.


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