Lenny installer, problems loading the graphical installer mouse modules
During the last month, I've been having problems with the creation of
debian-installer images for a lenny-based distro. I've tried with
different svn tags and even with the trunk version, but the results were
The error appears after selecting the graphical install and enabling the
FATAL: Could not open 'kernel/drivers/input/evdev.ko': No such file or
FATAL: Could not open 'kernel/drivers/input/mouse/psmouse.ko': No such
file or difrectory
After playing around for a while, I found out that modprobe is trying to
load the kernel modules from a relative path. This, obviously, is a bug.
d-i hackers may have not noticed that because they're tremendously busy
with the squeeze release.
Anyway, I've attached a small dirty and ugly workaround. The file in
charge of loading the mouse modules is the S61mouse-support-x86, from
the rootskel-gtk package.
Is there a better solution to this problem? If you need more
information, please let me know.
Lihuen GNU/Linux development team
*** src/lib/debian-installer.d/S61mouse-support-x86 2010-02-22 15:40:21.000000000 -0300
--- src/lib/debian-installer.d/S61mouse-support-x86 2010-02-23 17:20:13.000000000 -0300
*** 1,5 ****
--- 1,7 ----
if [ "$DEBIAN_FRONTEND" = gtk ] ; then
+ cd /lib/modules/`uname -r`
modprobe -q evdev || true
modprobe -q psmouse || true
modprobe -q usbmouse || true
+ cd -