[lug] Fedora 8 on new hardware network booting problem

David L. Anselmi anselmi at anselmi.us
Wed Aug 18 19:37:44 MDT 2010

Swavek Skret wrote:
> FATAL: error inserting e1000e: invalid module format
> <3>e1000e: version magic ' SMP mod_unload 686 4KSTACKS'
> should be ' SMP mod_unload 586 4KSTACKS'
> which I think suggests the 32 vs 64 bit architecture mismatch.

586 and 686 aren't related to 32 vs 64 bit, I think.  Either the kernel is telling you that your CPU 
is 586, or the kernel is compiled for 586.  So it doesn't want code that might have bad instructions 
in it.

Compile the module for 586.


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