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Re: Moving F7

Tim wrote:
On Wed, 2007-09-26 at 15:32 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
OK the disk is the new one. What modules are being talked about? What is a module?

A module is extra routines that the kernel uses for some function, that
can be loaded as needed, or not bothered with.  The functions could all
be put permanently into the kernel, but that means it gets bigger and
bigger, needlessly (*most* people do not use *all* the modules).

I think, from reading your threads, that when you moved from one drive
to another, you've moved from one type of drive to another (IDE to
SATA), and a different driver may be needed to read from the other
drive, with that driver being in a module that's not currently
incorporated into your initrd.

If that's the case, you need to remake the initrd (the mkinitrd
command), so it includes the module.  Organising re-making it's
something I've only done in the dusty path, so I couldn't really advise
too well about it.  But if this is the issue at hand, someone ought to
be able to step in and help with it.

Educated guesswork:  If you can still boot from the other drive, and it
can access the new one, you might be able to simply mkinitrd in that
environment, and it'll include all the modules currently being used that
it needs to.

Right now I am getting update's that include another kernel. It appears that nVIDIA is being updated too. All this activity must be redone if I want to move this F7 to another hard drive.

I have looked at /lib/modules and the first email to my topic said it all. "You may need to update your modules". There are thousands of modules there. No way can I figure out which one to change. I gather no one else knows either. It would have helped if he said kernel modules.

But the only thing that makes sense is to load a new F7 on the SATA hard drive. Then move /home to that F7 and let it update all night. This I can do. The module route requires too much learning I don't need to have.


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
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