Bug 161388 - Bad: modules not loaded during boot.
Bad: modules not loaded during boot.
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-06-22 15:57 EDT by Rob
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:20 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-29 20:54:58 EDT
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Description Rob 2005-06-22 15:57:33 EDT
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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!

Additional info:
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.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Reboot
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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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Please let me know what relevant data you may need.
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-07-07 20:20:27 EDT
sounds like for some reason your module dependancy info is broken/missing.
Does running depmod -a -v as root fix it ?

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