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Bug 6652 - Invalid /etc/conf.modules file...Finding module dependencies conf:1: missing argument
Summary: Invalid /etc/conf.modules file...Finding module dependencies conf:1: missing ...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact:
: 7422 8587 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-11-02 17:45 UTC by geimer
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2000-02-15 00:41:01 UTC

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Description geimer 1999-11-02 17:45:56 UTC

It seems that the 6.1 installer is bugging out for Sound
Blaster CDs. After installing sucessfully, the following
error occurs on boot.

    Finding module dependencies conf:1: missing argument
        can't open.

This results in no kernel modules being loaded (i.e. no
VFAT support, no ethernet, no cdrom, etc.). I found the
problem in the conf.modules file. The installer put the
following line in at the top

    alias sbpcd

When I deleted that line and added the following instead:

    options cdrom sbpcd=1
    alias cdrom sbpcd

Then everything worked fine.

Note, this problem occured with both the original boot
floppy that came with my 6.1 boxed set and the RHEA-1999:045
update disk, using either text install or the gui install
with both the GNU Workstation and a custom install.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-03 12:59:59 UTC
This issue has been assigned to a developer for further action.

Comment 2 Anonymous 1999-11-16 21:43:59 UTC
On my particular hardware, conf.modules was setup incorrectly for the sbpcd
module. Entered by the installer as "alias sbpcd". When corrected to "alias
cdrom sbpcd" boot occurred normally.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-05 07:18:59 UTC
*** Bug 8587 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-05 07:21:59 UTC
*** Bug 7422 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Hans de Goede 2000-02-10 22:57:59 UTC
Still there in beta3

Comment 6 Jay Turner 2000-02-15 00:40:59 UTC
Issue is resolved in next cut of RawHide.

Comment 7 Hans de Goede 2000-03-07 16:03:59 UTC

But isn't "alias cdrom mcdx" a bogus alias?
And besides that it doesn't add a cdrom entry to /etc/fstab (I'm creating a new
bug for this one)

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