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[ale] insmod problem with new kernel
- Subject: [ale] insmod problem with new kernel
- From: myo at thy.ml.org (ari)
- Date: Sun, 18 Oct 1998 01:03:04 -0400
insmod shouldn't need to be updated; it's not part of the code inserted into
the kernel. it's also not distributed with the kernel.
make sure you're trying to insmod the modules you just built in 2.1.125.
checking over... when you were compiling, did you remember "make modules"?
did you then also remember "make modules_install"?
Ben Scherrey (scherrey at gte.net) said this stuff:
> I've just built the latest kernel 2.1.125 over an older 2.0.?? on one
> of my machines. I built with module version information on. I had mcd
> (the CDROM code) as loadable instead of built-in the kernel.
> Unfortunately it wouldn't automatically load and insmod tells me that it
> can't find the version saying: "kernel_version needed but can't be
> found". I don't know why it can't find the kernel version or even if it
> means my current running kernel or the kernel version of the mcd.o
> I then went and found my indmod executable and it turns out that the
> thing is dated Sept. 19, 1996! Obviously this didn't get updated with
> the kernel upgrade. Now I'm wondering if this is my problem rather than
> the modules themselves. I thought that all my /sbin programs should have
> been updated with the new build (usr/local/sbin is empty) but none were.
> Is this not part of the kernel? Where do I get these programs' source
> Appreciate any ideas,
> Ben Scherrey