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Old 12-02-2004, 05:08 PM   #1
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kernel2.6.3-19mdkcustom : version? -> No module

I run mandrake 10.0 official.
I upgraded to kernel-2.6.3-19mdksmp.
For some reason (cpudyn/cpufreq...) i need to recompile this kernel into a new kernel called : kernel2.6.3-19mdkcustom
So, i made :

make xconfig

I chose everything i needed.
I ran :

make modules_install
make install
mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.6.3-19mdkcustom.img 2.6.3-19mdkcustom

No problem until there.
When i boot, choosing my new kernel, 2.6.3-19mdkcustom, when it has to load some modules it insults me with bad words like (found in /var/log/messsages) :

Dec 2 22:20:38 descartes modprobe: WARNING: Error inserting soundcore (/lib/modules/2.6.3-19mdksmp/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko.gz): Invalid module format

The line before in this log says :

Dec 2 22:20:37 descartes kernel: No module symbols loaded - kernel modules not enabled.

Strange ! Because i had enabled loadable module support in the make xconfig...
If i leave init finish its boot, i type :

uname -r

and it answers :


When it is supposed to be 2.6.3-19mdkcustom. Yet lilo.conf is correctly written, as it was written automatically by kernelinstall. Anyway i checked it and it has no errors...

I had the same problem with 2.6.3-16mdksmp which i finally managed to turn into a very good 2.6.3-16mdkcustom. But i don't remember how i succeeded.
So i tried every thing all day long.
I tried every orders, make modules before and after the kernel, lilo -v, mandrake control center for lilo, mkinitrd before and after, and so on...
I checked the lilo.conf and it it is perfectly written.
I tried to google the net but found nothing really linked to my case.
So now at the end of such a tiring day, i say : i need a kernel that works and that loads its modules.
Please help.
Old 12-04-2004, 03:36 PM   #2
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Now, the REAL problem is :
Why does the kernel 2.6.3-19mdkcustom thinks he is 2.6.3-19mdksmp ???
Because, as i wrote, when i boot 2.6.3-19mdkcustom, there are these modprobe errors :
WARNING: Error inserting soundcore (/lib/modules/2.6.3-19mdksmp/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko.gz): Invalid module format
But it succeeds to boot without these modules. And then, when i type :
uname -r
it answers :
Isn't it weird ?!? It is supposed to be 2.6.3-19mdkcustom... And it happens when install is made automatically by make install and also when copy by myself the vmlinuz in the /boot...
Really strange.
Why does this kernel thinks he is 2.6.3-19mdksmp when he is 2.6.3-19mdkcustom and, therefore, refuses to load any 2.6.3-19mksmp modules because they are not made for him...
I think there is a bug here. Otherwise, i made a mistake. And i'd like to know where.
Old 12-05-2004, 01:34 PM   #3
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Yes !!!
I made a
make mrproper and followed
stepe by step and my new kernel and is running all right !!!
Yes !!!!
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