kernel 2054 is really broke!

Bill Nottingham notting at
Wed Mar 15 18:11:50 UTC 2006

Jim Bevier (jim at said: 
> For starters, it no longer finds my ethernet.  Marvell 88E8001 gigabit 
> controller (skge module). None of the vfat file systems are mounted.  There 
> seems to be lots of modules missing.  If I do an lsmod, there are only 7 
> modules shown.  I used to have lots.  The system is x86_64.  Kernel 2054 
> worked great.  Thre is not much information in dmesg or messages files. 
> Something is breaking very early in the boot process.  Anyone have any 
> ideas about where to start with this?

Check for SELinux errors (either with dmesg or autrace).

Check for errors when you installed the kernel - was depmod run correctly?
Does re-running it fix it?

Check that the modules are actually under /lib/modules/$(uname -r).

Check for udev error messages.


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