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Re: [vox-tech] Boot problem

After hours of googling I came across a site that helped me to update my 
kernel.  Here is the part that really helped me out:

...as quoted from http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29 ....
"Why not install with 2.4 and then use apt-get command to download/install 2.6 
kernel? That is what I did. Piece of cake. 
 # apt-cache search kernel-image
 It will then list what available and choose the latest kernel for your 
hardware (AMD K6, K7 or Intel i386, i686)
 Use this as an example: kernel-image-2.6.8-1-686
 # apt-get install kernel-image-2.6.8-1-686
 Then reboot
 # init 6
 Login and make sure you have the latest version
 # uname -r
 You're done."

For a newb like me it was painless.  You will have to dig and find processor 
info though before you search.

I too am tinkering with a wifi card using 2.6 kernel, ndiswrapper, and other 
things.  I got it to work but am having a hard time making it auto on hard 
boot ( btw, I have imput 

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp 
  wireless-essid linksys
in my /interfaces file but still no go).


On Monday 04 September 2006 01:34 pm, John Wojnaroski wrote:
> Hi,
> Before posting to one of the linux forums, thought I might give it a try
> here, the response here is so much faster and better.
> Building a new kernel 2.6.10 to set up my laptop for wifi. Linux version
> is debian sarge (stable). The install was pretty much "out-of-the-box"
> using the "Desktop" packages option
> At boot the following msg occurs , followed by the usual "kernel panic"
> "modprobe: FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/2.6.10/modules.dep: No
> such file or directory"
> some data and info follows:
> rampart:/# cd /lib/modules/2.6.10
> rampart:/lib/modules/2.6.10# ls
> build modules.alias modules.dep modules.inputmap modules.pcimap
> modules.usbmap
> kernel modules.ccwmap modules.ieee1394map modules.isapnpmap
> modules.symbols source
> rampart:/lib/modules/2.6.10#
> indicates the modules have been built and installed (listing of kernel
> directory omitted for brevity)
> symlinks build and source point to the correct linux directory, although
> I don't believe this is an issue at boot time
> In the kernel ramdisk and initrd are enabled in block device section of
> .config
> Something in /etc/modules.conf ?? (understand this file is generated
> automatically and not to be hand edited)
> Kind of stumped. never had this problem building kernels in the past.
> Any thoughts or suggestions where to look would be appreciated
> Thanks
> John W.
> _______________________________________________
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