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SubjectRe: 2.4.21 doesn't boot: /bin/insmod.old: file not found
I am getting the same unexplained error message: Can't run
/bin/insmod.old, file doesn't exist, when trying to load jbd.o and
ext3.o. My system is running Redhat 9, and the error occurs with 2.4.21,
and 2.4.22-pre1

I have 2.4.21-rc7-ac1 booting fine. It seems I came across the same
error when first booting from that kernel, but I can't figure out what I
did to make it work.

This is a strange error so I'm not sure what info to post. Not being
able to boot and run on 2.4.21/22 is holding me up from important
projects, so everyone please help, or tell me what info I should send in
order to solve the problem.

John Shillinglaw

On Mon, 2003-06-23 at 14:40, Ronald Bultje wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Ronald

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