Re: Some problems and questions...
Dale Scheetz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I'm pretty sure you aren't responsible for these issues, but you are one
> of the more responsive members of the BF team, so I'm hoping you will be
> able to point me in right directions.
> 1. Primary problem is with modules on the new (3.0.22 2002-04-01) boot
> floppies image.
> A. During boot up of the rescue kernel, many messages about not being
> able to read modules.dep, file not found.
Yes, this is kernel spam that's rather hard to suppress. There is a
potential fix in
Anyone up on klogctl ? Should we apply that patch?
> B. After installing the drivers from CD, there is an informational
> message indicating that drivers may already be loaded.
No idea what that's about. Seems like it should be filed as a bug.
> C. The "modconf" window never comes up. The install returns to the
> next step in the process.
That seems absolutely crippling to me, e.g., a Serious or higher
boot-floppies bug. Does this happen on any particular flavor for
i386? all flavors?
> Now, A isn't much of a problem, just confusing for new users, unless no
> modules are actuall being loaded because of this. On the other hand, B is
> simply confusing. C is a problem for my screen shot collection, but will
> only impact those installs needing CD drivers, etc...
> I think I have a screen shot from a previous set of boot floppies that I
> can use in my book, but it would be nice if this worked ;-)
It absolutely must work, or lots of people won't be able to
install. E.g., download from net, need to load drivers for this or
> 2. After the reboot, following the base install, I get a lot of screen
> shots messed up because the kernel likes to throw "Neighbour Table
> Overflow" error messages all over the screen.
Well, I haven't even seen this. Are you using per chance the bf2.4
flavor? This should be filed as a bug against the kernel-image-*
package which is relevant.
> I don't ever see this with my custom kernels, but seem to always see it on
> the installation kernel, and have heard from other local users that this
> error happens all the time and they simply ignore it.
Well, there are different "installation kernels" we use on i386, a
different 2.2.x version for most flavors, and a 2.4 one for the bf2.4
> A. What causes the error?
> B. Can the error be re-directed elsewhere?
klogctl might be able to be used to do that, but I'm not a good one to
> C. Is there some other choice besides building a custom kernel?
Use a different flavor?
> This problem is pre-potato, so I'm not very hopeful that it can/will be
Hope springs eternal!
Oh, if it's pre-potato even, then it must be linux not liking your
hardware. Again, I would suggest trying the bf2.4 flavor if you
> Is there any of this that would be aided by the submission of a bug
Thanks for your report! The modconf issue is really troubling... I
wonder why I haven't heard that reported before...
...Adam Di Carlo..<email@example.com>...<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>
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