glenn.mh.dk at gmail.com
Sat Jul 4 19:38:22 CEST 2009
At 18:10 +0100 04/07/09, Al Johnson wrote:
>On Saturday 04 July 2009, Glenn Moeller-Holst wrote:
>> > Flashing tar.gz archives makes little sense. You might want to
>> >untar it to your / though in case you don't have that modules
>> This is what I am not able to read anywhere:
>> *I actually do not know if I already having modules installed? How do
>> I test it?
>You should if you are using the kernel that matches the rootfs you picked. In
>the terminal run:
> uname -r
>This will tell you the kernel release. You should find a matching directory
>> *What is modules used for?
>Modules in general are for optional things that you don't want compiled into
>the kernel. They are often drivers.
>The modules-version.tar.gz contains an archive of the modules for the kernel
>of the same version. This is needed by people who want to use a different
>kernel to the one originally used for the root image.
>> *Is modules (already) included the image?
>Yes. The image is built for a particular kernel, and includes the modules for
>> *Why is there a separate file called modules? Why not include it in the
>> *Is modules a standard Linux "thing"?
>See answers above.
>> I am asking as a novice. I have not encountered information about modules
>> at: http://wiki.openmoko.org/
>The wiki assumes some basic level of linux knowledge. I guess we should
>include links to some basic linux primers in the 'getting started' page.
To Al and others
Thanks for your answers.
Previously I ruled out that it was kernel modules, because the
compressed size is about 30MByte.
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