Bug 1086 - No insmod avaliable on alpha install disks
Summary: No insmod avaliable on alpha install disks
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 5.2
Hardware: alpha
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-02-09 01:35 UTC by ejerde
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-13 23:17:14 UTC

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Description ejerde 1999-02-09 01:35:05 UTC
When attempting to install via ftp the dialogue for choosing
network cards appears, network card is selected, and then an
error dialogue pops up saying that "I cannot run
/bin/insmod: No such file or directory"  Suffice to say an
supposed install option is not really avaliable.

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-02-10 20:58:59 UTC
The kernel that comes on the Alpha does not support loadable modules.
The kernel is monolithic. We are working on making the kernel modular
on Alphas for the next release. This will alleviate the problem you
are experiencing.

Comment 2 ejerde 1999-02-10 21:34:59 UTC
So since the alpha kernel is monolithic does that mean I can't install
via ftp?  If this is the case why is it offered as an option by the

Comment 3 Matt Wilson 1999-03-13 21:22:59 UTC
Which kernel disk are you using and what type of ethernet card?

Comment 4 ejerde 1999-03-13 22:46:59 UTC
I am using noname.img and a 3com ultra elite isa card.Oops, that was a SMC, not 3com card.

Comment 5 Matt Wilson 1999-03-13 23:17:59 UTC
SMC cards are not supported by the noname.img.  The next version of
Red Hat Linux may support your network card.  You can try compiling
your own kernel on another alpha machine and copying it to the noname
floppy disk.

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