module for loopback not working on bootup

Patrick Buckles dsc222 at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 19 22:41:25 PDT 2000


Yeah, I am actually having the same exact problem, but I have net-pf-9 and 
net-pf-10 coming up as unable to find modules...

Patrick Buckles
dsc222 at hotmail.com


>From: "Kyle West" <sithii at hotmail.com>
>Reply-To: lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org
>To: lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org
>Subject: module for loopback not working on bootup
>Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 05:18:07 GMT
>
>I hope someone can help me out with this.  I have installed LFS twice, and
>each time when I start my new system, I have seen the following error
>message right after the "INIT: version 2.78 booting" line:
>
>Bringing up the loopback interface...modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate 
>module
>net-pf-9
>modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module net-pf-9
>						[OK]
>Setting up hostname...				[OK]
>
>In my modules/net directory, the only module I have listed is dummy.o.
>After I made my new kernel, I ran depmod to make the modules.dep file.  If
>it's relevant, I am using an NE2K compatible card, and support for it 
>should
>be compiled in to the kernel (not as a module).
>
>After my system has booted up, I go to /etc/init.d and run ./localnet stop,
>which works ok, and then ./localnet start, which now works without giving
>the modprobe error.  I am assuming that something is getting set or turned
>on later in the boot process that localnet is expecting to already be 
>there.
>  Any ideas?  This is obviously easy to work around, but for educational
>purposes at least I'd like to know what is causing this.
>
>Is running depmod mentioned anywhere in the LFS documentation?  First I had
>the module dependencies errors and I didn't see it mentioned anywhere in 
>the
>lfs doc.. I lucked out finding it mentioned in a man page.
>
>Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!
>
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