Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 161388
Bad: modules not loaded during boot.
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:20:26 EST
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Description of problem:
After rebooting my system (2nd since install) the network interface 'FAILED'. Got it working by "insmod /lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/drivers/net/e1000/e1000.ko". Modprobe e1000 or eth0 reports "FATAL: Module e1000 not found". Oh, I forgot to mention my mouse wasn't working so the gui didn't do me any good so I tried switching to the other terminals... They don't work. booted into runlevel 1 and manually inserted modules for the usb mouse and nic just to find out later that the mount -t smbfs wasn't working. After full investigation, I found that quite a few modules were not loaded after boot which causes several services to fail at boot.
Long story short... The Kernel or whatever is not loading a whole bunch of drivers at boot time. It's not isolated to just my mouse and nic card. It's psycho!
I installed FC4 and found that raid-tools weren't present and that lvm was giving me problems with an existing lvm partition that I could not remove. To cut the crap, I simply reinstalled, but RHES 4 instead. This was working wonderful with lvm and I wasn't to worried about RAID. Life was beautiful for a few days. But one day I got a new monitor. Plugged it in and rebooted which is quite normal, right! Well it did just what was described in the previous paragraph upon reboot. So I figured, I only had an lvm issue with FC4 that the RHES 4 version cleaned up by allowing me to delete the problem. And I figured the problem with RHES 4 is much more of a headache than lvm, so I went back to FC4 and it's magically the same!
Our company just purchased a bunch of the RHES 4 copies. We have a contract with Dell and I am the linux administrator. I would hate to run into this problem with when we install this version of RHES. The system is basically inoperable at this point.
System: I have a Dell Optiplex GX270 with a Celeron processor.
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Actual Results: A fresh and clean install. All modules load upon initial boot after install.
Expected Results: Modules should auto load during boot.
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sounds like for some reason your module dependancy info is broken/missing.
Does running depmod -a -v as root fix it ?