[DRBD-user] DRBD setup issues on 2 Fedora systems

Todd Denniston Todd.Denniston at ssa.crane.navy.mil
Wed Mar 3 18:26:05 CET 2004

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Brandon Laing wrote:
> Hey all,
> I'm very new to DRBD and I'm having some setup issues with it on 2 systems. Both are running Fedora Core 1 and are running hardware RAID 5 arrays.
> Install appears to have gone ok on both systems, however I have noticed that the install script creates the module under /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2174.nptlcustom instead of the 2.4.22-1.2174.nptl folder. I'm not sure how to change that either. As this is RedHat, making your own custom kernel will always name it differently I think. But, there were no errors during the install, but I can't help but think that this is the cause of my problems, as can be seen below.
> drbd: ERROR: modprobe -s drbd minor_count=1 [255]:
> Can not load the drbd module.
> I'm pretty much stuck here. Both machines do this. I can't even get drbdsetup to run right, but I don't know if it's related to this or not. When I try, I get this:
Basicly you probably don't have the module comiled for the kernel you are

Assuming you are trying to run the stock fedora kernel I would suggest reading
the thread attached to 
and making note that fedora kernels are compiled with 
`export CC=gcc32` set.

the reason you see the module under /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2174.nptlcustom is
the installed kernel make file needs modified to set 'EXTRAVERSION =

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) 
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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