Server Adminsitrator for new kernel 2.4.18-18.7.x

Lee, David Y. dlee at SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Fri Jan 24 12:22:00 CST 2003

I tried following Jason's instructions on his site as well as bits I've found on the mailing list archive, yet still no go:

RH7.2, 2.4.18-18.7.x, PE1550

After installing the dellomsa-drivers rpm, then modifying dcesm.c, and executing './dellosmaesm start', I get:

[root at web01 bin]# ./dellomsaesm start
Building device driver for running kernel:                 [  OK  ]
Loading Server Administrator Device Drivers:               [FAILED]
See /var/tmp/ for output from insmod.
See Dynamic Kernel Support in the Server Administrator readme.txt file.

[root at web01 tmp]# cat 
/lib/modules/2.4.18-18.7.x/misc/esm.o: kernel-module version mismatch
        /lib/modules/2.4.18-18.7.x/misc/esm.o was compiled for kernel version 2.4.18-17.7.x
        while this kernel is version 2.4.18-18.7.x.

I was under the assumptiong that the dynamic kernel support would build the driver for this kernel as well?

I'm sure I've done something stupid, any help?


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian J. Smith-Sweeney [mailto:bsweeney at] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 2:49 PM
To: jason andrade
Cc: linux-poweredge at
Subject: Re: Server Adminsitrator for new kernel 2.4.18-18.7.x

On Tue, 2002-12-10 at 14:14, jason andrade wrote:
> On 10 Dec 2002, Brian J. Smith-Sweeney wrote:
> > FYI, those instructions didn't completely work for me.  When I got 
> > to the point where I'd run the script it would 
> > overwrite my edited module and fail to run . Other folks expressed 
> > similar issues on the dell forums; see the following thread for more 
> > info:
> Sorry Brian.  I've generally just used the install script as i've 
> usually done a RH7.3 fresh install, kernel update to 2.4.18-10, OMSA 
> 1.2 install, kernel update to 18-18.7.x, OMSA 1.2 patch, which has 
> worked ok.
> I've been given some additional information by Steve and inserted that 
> into the text message that was archived there (basically the minor 
> change is to install the dellomsa as well as dellomsa-drivers)
> I've taken the forum bits out and added them to the text file for 
> future reference.
No worries; I'm glad the install instructions are there!  They kept me from doing my headers hack that I was worried about (earlier post).  I just mentioned it b/c I know lots of people on this list have pointed to those instructions, and the additions from the forum are pretty key.

Brian Smith-Sweeey
Senior Systems Administrator
University of California, Santa Barbara
Physics Department
bsweeney at

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