Re: 2.4.19-mckinley-smp kernel: How to select compiled in modules?
Matt Taggart wrote:
> Just a guess but try adding
> alias autofs autofs4
> to /etc/modules.conf via the debian method(man update-modules).
Good guess. But no success.
I decided to rebuild the kernel. Of course some people always build
custom kernels. I used to be one of those. But now I try to use the
prebuilt kernels as much as possible because it saves me much time and
Mostly for the archive and the search engines here is a summary of my
solution. I am still not quite happy because it seems that there
should be a way to do this without a kernel rebuild. But this works.
My problem was mounting disks from servers that don't export their
root filesystem. I need the autofs4 driver instead of the autofs
driver to make that work.
Taking Alex's suggestion of 2.4.20 from unstable I tried to compile
it. But kernel-source-2.4.20 did not go directly on my stable based
system. I think it is missing the ia64 specific patches. I dropped
back to the 2.4.19 using Bdale's kernel-source-2.4.19-ia64 source.
That worked flawlessly.
I changed the configuration to this:
cp /boot/config-2.4.19-mckinley-smp .config
CONFIG_AUTOFS_FS=m <-- was y
And then the a non-initrd make-kpkg.
fakeroot make-kpkg --append_to_version -mk-smp-rwp.1 kernel_image
This kernel works with autofs4 and everything seems to be good.