[lug] Fedora 8 on new hardware network booting problem
swavek.skret at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 09:38:19 MDT 2010
I have an additional info on the possible error cause. I plugged a USB to
Ethernet adaptor and was able to boot successfully from the network. After
that, I added to my kickstart file post section a few commands to build and
install the e1000e driver. Well, it failed again but provided some more
FATAL: error inserting e1000e: invalid module format
<3>e1000e: version magic '18.104.22.168-42.fc8 SMP mod_unload 686 4KSTACKS'
should be '22.214.171.124-42.fc8 SMP mod_unload 586 4KSTACKS'
which I think suggests the 32 vs 64 bit architecture mismatch. At that point
however, I can use the modprobe -f to force an installation and it works OK.
I would like to be able to tell kernel to do the same thing during the
pre-loading stage but do not know how to do that.
On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 12:32 AM, Lee Woodworth <blug-mail at duboulder.com>wrote:
> On 08/13/10 20:20, Swavek Skret wrote:
> > Dave,
> > No, I do not get a shell prompt. Instead, when the pxe fails to load the
> > kickstart file, I get switched to the manual installation during which I
> > press cntr-alt-F3 which gives me some debug output. In the output, I see
> > other modules being loaded from the /tmp directory like libdata and
> > before it breaks with the e1000e.
> Have you checked the release notes for the e1000e driver? You may also
> want to check dependencies for the module. I have had dependent modules not
> get autoloaded in an initramfs that I built from scratch.
> Is the install DVD kernel the same version and config as the one that gets
> loaded via PXE?
> > Thanks,
> > Swavek
> > On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 5:27 PM, David L. Anselmi <anselmi at anselmi.us
> >> Swavek Skret wrote:
> >>> When I boot up from the network, the board successfully sends dhcp
> >> request, retrieves the PXE
> >>> files, loads the initrd.img file and breaks when inserting the e1000e
> >> module with the following
> >>> message:
> >>> ...
> >>> Warning: failed to insert module (8)
> >>> Error: failed to insert /tmp/e1000e.ko
> >> Do you get a shell in the initrd? Perhaps the module isn't in /tmp and
> >> need to put it there or
> >> tell the code the right place to look.
> >> Dave
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