> Keywords: kernel, symbols, redhat 4.2, linux newbie
> I installed RH 4.2 on my Dell (GXM 5166, fwiw) today. The install and
> initial configuration seemed to go ok.
> What I am (eventually) aiming for, is to turn this into a
> So, opening up the "Kernel HOWTO", I cd'd to /usr/src/linux, and
> to go through "make ()config".
> "So far so good"? Well, I guess I must be having a really bad life.
> When I rebooted, I got >reams< of cascading messages informing me of a
> variety of "missing symbols" in /lib/modules/2.0.30/... (Does linux store
> these boot error messages somewhere??? They're not in /var/log/*. "dmesg"
> also doesn't show any of the error messages. The boot goes by so quickly,
> you barely have time to notice something's wrong, before the error
> message(s) vanish offscreen!!!)
I've been having basically similar problems on my dual PPro system.
I've been trying to configure my machine for SMP under RH4.2 for the
last few days. Everything works fine, except at boot I get a bunch
of "insmod: Can't find blah" messages, ending with ... "your symbols
in /lib/modules/2.0.30/ don't match." It sounds like we're having the
same problem (mine appear to be related to the PPP-interface, I think)
Since we're both using RH4.2, I wonder if our kernel source is somehow
less than pristine. I'm going to try updating my kernel source tree
If you somehow solve your problem, please let me know. I'm having it
another *nix guy still figuring out this Linux thing.
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