Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 02-06-2004, 11:38 AM   #1
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Hong Kong
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 43

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question New kernel problems

Dear all,
I'm trying to upgrade to the 2.6.2 kernel from my current 2.4.22 on slackware 9.1. After going through the routine steps (make clean, menuconfig, dep, install, modules,modules_install, and edting the lilo.conf file), I finally boot into the new kernel. But linux seems unable to detect the network. Also, when it loads, it lists errors such as being unable to load the modules to support the NTFS mount (my windows 2000 drive) and other modules such as agpart. The network has completely disappeared. When I run lsmod, no modules are loaded, which I suspect is the problem.

Anyway, so I read some threads, and learn that the new kernel requires new module_init tools, so I download those and install them. But the same error messages appear, and the network is still non-existent.

Has anyone experienced similar problems? Any pointers on how to solve them?

Eagerly awaiting a miracle, and thanks in advance for any help =]

An eager slacker waiting for 2.6.2 to work.

Old 02-06-2004, 11:51 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,091

Rep: Reputation: 41
did you use the config from your old kernel? or did you start from scratch??

might want to check and make sure you have all the nessacry support enabled on your new kernel.
Old 02-06-2004, 12:39 PM   #3
Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 95

Rep: Reputation: 15
I have this same problem, I have recompiled about 100 times and tried different things. I cant seem to get the new kernel to autoload modules. I can load them manually however. Plus my usb mouse wont work.
Old 02-06-2004, 12:51 PM   #4
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Columbus, OH
Distribution: Slackware 12.2
Posts: 166

Rep: Reputation: 30
I may be able to help you guys...the same thing happened to me. I'm assuming it stems from the fact that the old kernel had it built into the kernel, but I compiled it as a module in the new one. Try editing /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and see if the module for your network card is commented out. If so, uncomment it.
Old 02-06-2004, 01:20 PM   #5
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Portland,OR
Distribution: xubuntu
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 15
I also had the same problem, I think what may have solved the problem was when installing the new module_init_tools (3...) and by giving `configure' the option

`configure --prefix=../'

which put the tools in /sbin rather than /usr/local/sbin. This is off the top of my head, so do a little research first, hopefully it helps though.
Old 02-06-2004, 02:42 PM   #6
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: $RANDOM
Posts: 122

Rep: Reputation: 15
Actully just do this .. I have compiled that kernel 4 times already. (twice on my computers and 2 twice on a friends)

1) Modify the Makefile so that the kernel is copyed in to the boot DIR by the make install

2) Modify lilo.conf (copy and paste your linux entry the way it is and add .old onto the end of one of the boot kernels and the label.

3) make menuconfig from SCRACH it pretty much detects all my hardware so I'm gussing you will find yours as well.. so make the nessarey chnages and save it.

4) make

5) make modules

6) make modules_install

7) make install

8) reboot

and your done.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kernel compilation problems, distorted video and kernel panic shamrock_uk Linux - Laptop and Netbook 5 08-12-2005 10:53 PM
problems occured after upgrading kernel and kernel-utils parv Fedora 0 05-02-2005 06:21 PM
kernel 2.4 -> kernel 2.6 problems with Maxtor SATA Bultot Linux - Hardware 2 01-19-2005 01:58 AM
Problems building a simple kernel module for kernel 2.6.7 atticman Linux - Software 2 12-13-2004 03:35 PM
Kernel Problems. Howto Compile a new kernel from 4.2 with backwards compatibility ? ShoCkwave Linux - General 2 06-19-2004 06:02 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:22 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration