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SubjectRE: NEWBIE : can't find /lib/modules/2.4.17/modules.dep error
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Thanks, You are right I did not do a make modules_install. 

However, the thing is - my system was working normally in so far as I can
tell even without doing make modules_install !!! Maybe I am not using any
of dynamically loading drivers???

Thanks a ton eric and all who have helped.

ARun

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Weigle [mailto:ehw@lanl.gov]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 7:16 PM
> To: Punj, Arun
> Cc: lkml
> Subject: Re: NEWBIE : can't find /lib/modules/2.4.17/modules.dep error
>
>
> > I upgraded the 2.4.7-10 kernel that comes with RH7.2 to 2.4.17.
> > [ I could compile it fine and grub is able to load it too...]
> >
> > However, I see the error : can't find
> /lib/modules/2.4.17/modules.dep
> > multiple times.
> Sounds like you didn't make or install modules. Most kernels
> these days
> are best built using modules for device drivers and such that
> are loaded
> on-demand during runtime, instead of being part of a big 'monolithic'
> kernel. This saves space in memory and has some other
> benefits (although
> this is open to debate).
>
> `make bzImage` makes just the 'monolithic' part of the
> kernel, while `make
> modules` and `make modules_install` handle building and
> installing modules,
> and should create the proper directories and put in the
> appropriate files.
>
> If you did execute the modules commands (as root, of course),
> the problem
> might be in your module loader program suite (insmod, lsmod,
> etc.). Old
> versions of the program don't work with newer kernels. I'm
> not a RedHat user
> so I wouldn't know about that, but you could check their site
> and download
> the latest RPM if that seems to be the problem.
>
> -Eric
>
> --
> --------------------------------------------
> Eric H. Weigle CCS-1, RADIANT team
> ehw@lanl.gov Los Alamos National Lab
> (505) 665-4937 http://home.lanl.gov/ehw/
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