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Old 09-20-2005, 02:49 AM   #1
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reiserfs invalid module format after kernel compile


Oh dear. I've broken my system yet again! This seems to be a commen occurrence in my quest for the perfect machine.

Anyway.

I did a "make xconfig" in /usr/src/linux in order to take out more unneccesary stuff (I'd already done it once but had so much fun I just had to do it again).

So I rebooted after the make install and got
Quote:
loading kernel/fs/reiserfs/reiserfs.ko
reiserfs: version magic '2.6.8-24-default 586 REGPARM gcc-3.3' should be '2.6.8-24-default PENTIUMIII REGPARM gcc-3.3'
insmod: error inserting lib/modules/2.6.8-24-default/kernel/fs/reiserfs/reiserfs.ko: -1 invalid module format
....
kernel panic
Argh. So I've mucked up again. I did change the processor type when I did a make xconfig from 586 to pentiumIII (since I have a pentium III). Question is, how do I fix this?

I have a non-graphical gentoo installation on another partition. Should I boot into there? What would my method of attack be? How do I fix it in easy steps?

Do I boot the Suse cd's and go into a rescue system? Again I'd need step by step instructions.

Thanks for any help!
Dave

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Old 09-20-2005, 06:27 AM   #2
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Hmmm,

okay, I booted into the gentoo partition and mounted my Suse root partition.

I then ran

chroot /mnt/Suse

Now i'm working in my suse distribution.

I think I should have run

make modules

which I didn't do before. I'll give it a go and post my results.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 09:01 AM   #3
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That didn't work

Still get kernel panic, but now the reiserfs module complains about not finding kmap and other stuff. Bit hard to post exact details when my computer is toasted.

I'm booting into the suse rescue system and i'm giong to try from there. If anyone is reading this and has better ideas please post

Dave
 
Old 09-21-2005, 09:31 AM   #4
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yee-flippin-ha.

Booted into the Suse system and first tried make and then make install. But still didn't like that, (although it complained less).

So I edited the .config file and changed reiserfs from being compiled as a module to being compiled into the kernel.

ran make
ran make install.

rebooted and root partition loaded. But now I have more problems. I can't startx, so I'm busy trying to recompile my kernel now in the original system. Getting clock skew warnings though.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 01:51 AM   #5
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All is right with the world.

I ran:
$make mrproper
which got rid of the skew clock warnings.
$make
$make install
$make modules_install

rebooted. Still no x though, which is odd since I should be able to recompile the kernel and still have nvidia cos suse is so smart.

So, I whipped out my copy of the 6111 drivers and installed those. Tried modprobe -a nvidia and still no startx. Tried sax2 and couldn't get a usable configuration. Recopied my old xorg.conf. Nothing. So, in utter despair I rebooted and began the process of reinstalling. but wait! I need a copy of my fstab. Let's boot into my old system one last time.

X started! Weird. So it's fixed but I don't know how!

Dave
 
  


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