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Old 04-06-2006, 07:01 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Please Can someone help me... I have to install a eicon card on Redhat 7.2,now that is not the problem,my problem is when I install it I have to re-compile the kernel to turn off CONFIG_MODVERSIONS. Again recompiling the kernel I can do ( I think ) but where do you set the settings to set CONFIG_MODVERSIONS to off..

What I have done is gone into /usr/src/linux-2.4/configs/ and in there there is a couple of conf files where I turned the CONFIG_MODVERSIONS = no. Then I do a " make bzImage modules modules_install install " That all goes fine but when I try to install again it tell me CONFIG_MODVERSIONS must be turned off..

Please if someone can help me it would be greatly appreciated!!!!!
Old 04-06-2006, 08:31 AM   #2
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Instead of directly editing config files, go to /usr/src/linux-2.4/ (or /usr/src/linux/ if that is the link to your current kernel source). Then as root, type:
make menuconfig
To find out where to find CONFIG_MODVERSIONS, simply type
and enter your search:
This will give you the following output:
Symbol: MODVERSIONS [=n]                                                                                               
 Prompt: Module versioning support (EXPERIMENTAL)                                                                       
   Defined at init/Kconfig:462                                                                                          
   Depends on: MODULES && EXPERIMENTAL                                                                                  
     -> Loadable module support                                                                                         
       -> Enable loadable module support (MODULES [=y])
So, when you then exit and return to the main menu, you will find your config option under "loadable module support" -> "Enable loadable... etc" and you can change it to NO.

Then quit, save the config file and do the usual make, make modules_install etc.

Hope this helps.

Cheers, Leon.

Last edited by BroX; 04-06-2006 at 08:33 AM.
Old 04-10-2006, 06:03 AM   #3
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Thanks for your help, my problem was I didn't change my lilo.conf file to boot up the new kernel..O well,sorted now.

Thanks again


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