Re: Unresolved symbols since 2.4.5 ?

From: Erik Mouw (J.A.K.Mouw@ITS.TUDelft.NL)
Date: Thu Jul 05 2001 - 07:39:44 EST

On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 02:32:21PM +0200, Cyril ADRIAN wrote:
> In short, since 2.4.5 I seem not to be able to install a kernel (depmod
> says "unresolved symbols"). 2.4.6 shows the same problem but as far as I
> remember 2.4.4 did not. The sources I use are downloaded straight from
> and I always use the same .config file.
> Relevant data about my machine: PC Pentium III, 320 Mo, UDMA disks, and
> the OS is Debian GNU/Linux 2.2r3 ("Potato"). Currently I run a 2.4.1 kernel.

Looks like your system has an old version of modutils. You need Adrian
Bunk's linux-2.4 packages for running linux-2.4.* with Debian potato.
Add the following two lines to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb potato main
deb-src potato main

Now run 'apt-get update ; apt-get dist-upgrade' and rebuild the kernel.

[happily running linux-2.4.6-pre8 on potato]

J.A.K. (Erik) Mouw, Information and Communication Theory Group, Department
of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology and Systems,
Delft University of Technology, PO BOX 5031,  2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
Phone: +31-15-2783635  Fax: +31-15-2781843  Email:
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