First boot of 2.6.5


My first attempt to boot the 2.6.5 kernel was a near disaster, i had accidentally compiled ext3 and reiserfs as modules while some partitions use these formats. As a result the kernel attempted to mount an ext3 system as an ext2 and appears to have corrupted that partilcular partition.

I had to manually run fsck to recover from it luckily the only files damaged was /var/log/messages which doesn't matter too much for me and the rpm database of which I had taken a backup about a month ago.

After recompiling the kernel with the ext3 and reiser as part of the 'monolith' it booted up fine but none of the modules seem to get loaded.

modprobe: QM_MODULES: Function not implemented

I reran make modules_install and noticed a warning which i had missed earlier. It said

Warning: you may need to install module-init-tools


Unfortunately the networking modules aren't up either so it's time to reboot 2.4.20

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