(Debian) Problem installing kernel modules

Paul paul at nlpagan.net
Fri Nov 7 20:55:30 CET 2008

Hi all,

I am installing Debian again, on the new 8GB card.
Unfortunately it dies on me (second try also), with this error:

I: System configured
I: Done with stage configuration
Running stage kernel
Installing kernel image and modules
 * Dowloading kernel image
Connecting to downloads.openmoko.org (
uImage.bin           100% |*******************************|  1890k 
00:00:00 ETA
 * Downloading kernel modules
Connecting to downloads.openmoko.org (
-                    100% |*******************************| 21112k 
00:00:00 ETA
 * Running depmod
WARNING: Couldn't open directory /lib/modules/2.6.24mw-g291a9d50: No 
such file or directory
FATAL: Could not open /lib/modules/2.6.24mw-g291a9d50/modules.dep.temp 
for writing: No such file or directory
root at om-gta02:~#

I ran:

SD_PART1_FS=vfat INST_MIRROR=http://ftp.nl.debian.org /debian 
./install.sh all

to get things going, like I did with the 512MB card, and that ran fine. 
The installer-script is right, too: the directory mentioned does not 
exist. Now, what is the smart thing to do?


Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on
after others have let go.
-William Feather

Running on Mandriva Linux 2008 and Ubuntu 8.10

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