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Old 06-14-2001, 04:12 PM   #1
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Did the following:

untarred linux-2.4.4 to /usr/src

went to /linux

ran make config
ran make dep
ran make mrproper
ran make bzImage
did the cp bzImage to /boot
did make modules
did make modules_install
did lilo.conf
did lilo
logged in
did uname -r
got 2.4.4
and then did tail -f /var/log/messages and saw this:

june 14 113:33:16 mwwrk215 modprobe: modprobe: Can't open dependencies file /lib/modules/2.4.4/modules.dep (No such file or Directory)

What went wrong?? HELP!!!!!
Old 06-14-2001, 06:04 PM   #2
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First of all, I think your doing your build out of order the way I've always done it is:

make mrproper
make (menu)config
make dep
make clean
make bzImage
cp to boot
make modules
make modules_install
depmod -a
edit lilo.conf

This isn't a huge issue, but I know make mrproper erases config files and things like that(it's why it's done first). The make clean is safe b/c it only deletes object files and core dumps(if any).

I think in your situation you just need to run a depmod -a first(your system *should* do this on bootup when "checking for module dependancies" but the error your getting appears to signal otherwise).

Old 06-14-2001, 06:21 PM   #3
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did it but found something new

I went to:

|--2.4.2-2 /pcmcia
all the module dependancies are there.

went to |--2.4.4 /pcmcia
and the DIR IS EMPTY???????

What the heck is going on?? I attempted to cp /2.4.2../pcmcia to 2.4.4 and all of the files copied fine but now they are all red???????
Old 06-17-2001, 11:19 AM   #4
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Exclamation Hello?????

I still don't have any help. I need to get this system going ASAP!!! If need be, my email


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