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Compiling the kernel - and losing my modules

Dear All,

When I compile a new kernel, my modules disappear.

Before, I have a fairly normal selection of modules:

<lsmod1 here>

After, nothing:

<lsmod2 here>

To compile the kernel, I follow instructions (e.g. from
/usr/share/doc/kernel-source-2.4.18/debian.README), like this:

# mv /lib/modules/2.4.18 /lib/modules/2.4.18-save
# cd /usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.18/
# make menuconfig
# make dep
# make-kpkg clean
# make-kpkg --revision=custom.1.0 kernel_image
# dpkg -i ../kernel-image-2.4.18_custom.1.0_i386.deb

// dpkg then asks me various questions about my boot manager (LILO).
/etc/lilo.conf and the relevant files in /boot are all updated.

# shutdown -r now

The boot messages include a lot of "Can't locate module XXX" messages.

What is going wrong?  There must (?) be something simple amiss which means
the modules aren't where the machine excpects to find them: non-standard
file locations?  Should I add command line options or environment variables?
This is standing between me and alsa, pcmcia and probably a few other

Best wishes,


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