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Re: LILO warning; additional module required when upgrading kernel.

Christopher Pharo Glæserud wrote:

> Adam Funk,
>> It left each machine running the 2.2.20-idepci kernel with fully
>> functional networking (using an Intel PRO/100 NIC).  When I upgraded
>> to a 2.4.* kernel, networking didn't work until I added the eepro100
>> module.  Is it normal for a NIC to be included in one kernel but to
>> require a module in a higher version?
> It's not so much the version as what they're used for. The idepci-kernel
> on the boot-image is sort of an include-all-there-is-kernel (so that it
> can boot with all-there-is). The new kernel is smaller, since it's
> purpose is to be on a running system. Hence you there get a plainer
> kernel that you need to add modules for your specific system.

That makes a lot of sense.  Thanks.

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