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Re: Layout Question

On Tue, Feb 27, 2001 at 06:01:49PM +0000, Tom Allison wrote:
> I'm trying to install the 2.2.18 kernel into a Debian install.
> I'm not using the Deb binaries for a couple reasons, but I got into a jam..
> I'm used to Slackware.  If you want to change it, you edit the file
> directly.  Debian doesn't seem to do that very well.  Lots of warnings
> about not changing files..
> According the my previous experience with slackware my /etc/modules.conf
> file should consist of something like:
> alias cs46xx sound
> alias eepro100 eth0
> and really nothing else.
> In Debian, I have many lines and many aliases and when I try to load a new
> kernel, the modules won't load...
> I need to tell Debian that there's a lot of files/modules I have no
> intention of using.
> What's the tool(s) to do that?
> I'm afraid if I edit the /etc/modules.conf directly, the installation will
> get mad.
It's written *directly* inside that file (i.e.: RTFM ;):
### This file is automatically generated by update-modules
# Please do not edit this file directly. If you want to change or add
# anything please take a look at the files in /etc/modutils and read
# the manpage for update-modules.
### update-modules: start processing /etc/modutils/0keep
# This file is not marked as conffile to make sure if you upgrade modutils
# it will be restored in case some modifications have been made.

-> man update-modules

Andreas Mohr

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