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SubjectRe: 2.4.21 doesn't boot: /bin/insmod.old: file not found
Hi Keith,

On Mon, 2003-06-23 at 11:26, Keith Owens wrote:
> On 22 Jun 2003 19:07:58 +0200,
> Ronald Bultje <> wrote:
> >After that, I installed the newest modutils (2.4.25) and
> >module-init-tools (tried both 0.9.12 and 0.9.13-pre), created symlinks
> >in /bin for all *mod* tools pointing to /sbin/$file, and I still cannot
> >get 2.4.21 to get further than this error (obviously, /bin/insmod.old
> >_is there_, I'm not that stupid. ;) ). I use initrd with filesystem
> >modules and some more in it, so obviously it fails with a panic saying
> >that /sbin/init wasn't found (no single HD mounted).
> Did you copy /bin/insmod.old to the initrd that you are booting from?
> Is /bin/insmod.old a static binary?

/bin/insmod.old is a symlink to the dynamically linked binary in
/sbin/insmod.old. The static one is in /{s,}bin/insmod.static.old.
Should I swap them around?
Also, I did recreate the initrd image (that should be enough, right?),
but still get the same error on bootup.



Ronald Bultje <>

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