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Bug 13670 - modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-4
modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-4
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: modutils (Show other bugs)
sparc Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
: 9783 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-07-10 18:23 EDT by Brent Nordquist
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-06 18:46:11 EDT
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Description Brent Nordquist 2000-07-10 18:23:16 EDT
After an install of Winston Beta-3 on an Ultra5 (128MB, 8GB IDE disk), during boot I get:

modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-4

Sorry, I don't remember the context lines; I'll fill this in tomorrow.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-11 01:02:12 EDT
*** Bug 9783 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-11 01:03:58 EDT
IIRC, it's triyng to open a serial device that it can't tell
isn't there, so it tries to load a serial module, even though serial 
is compiled into the kernel.

We could alias char-major-4 to off, I suppose.
Comment 3 Brent Nordquist 2000-07-11 09:57:43 EDT
FWIW, the context is just after "Checking for new hardware" (i.e., kudzu).  It 
prints twice.
Comment 4 Michael K. Johnson 2000-08-01 17:38:04 EDT
This is really a modutils thing, and yes, we probably should alias
char-major-4 to off, since we're unlikely ever to make serial
modular -- that would interfere with serial console, among
other things.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2001-07-06 18:45:22 EDT
done in 2.4.6-1.
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2001-07-06 18:46:07 EDT
actually, nix that. marking as wontfix.

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