Re: [Linux-ia64] [ Re: kernel make install - why don't we make it easy like on ia32?]

From: Piet/Pete Delaney <>
Date: 2002-03-21 19:18:18
On Wed, Mar 20, 2002 at 10:51:32PM -0800, Piet/Pete Delaney wrote:
> How do I build: 
> 	/boot/module-info-${KERNELRELEASE}
> 	/boot/kernel.h-${KERNELRELEASE}
> 	/boot/initrd-${KERNELRELEASE}
> In upgrading from RedHat ia64 2.4.9-18 to 2.4.17 and 2.4.18 may require changes in these files.
> I thought linux/arch/i386/boot/Makefile would have been a resonable place to have found out how
> i32 does it but it's not there.
> I had problems last time I tried to run 2.4.17 on my 2.4.7-10 Red Hat 7.2 i386 systems.
> I was wondering of the /boot/module-info file had to be updated or that the stuff in 
> /lib/modules that 'Make modules-install' sets up might need to be tweaked.

The module problem I'm getting in trying to boot a generic 2.4.17 kernel is with /lib/ext3.0. 
It's getting a lot of undefined symbols like:


It fails in /bin/insmod in mounting the /proc filesystem.

Then it fails to mount the (ext3) root filesystem.

The last time I had this on a ia32 laptop I thought the 
problem was with the root being a ext3 filesystem but the
ext3 filesystem being a loadable module. So I updated the
kernel .config file to make ext3 a part of the kernel instead
of a loadable module. I re-installed the modules just to be
safe and the kernel continued to get the same error. The only
thing I didn't do is to do a make mrproper. I'll try that this time.

Any suggestions?

Received on Thu Mar 21 00:18:21 2002

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