modprobe error when trying to load some block-major-*

Kevin Alm kevinalm at
Tue Nov 25 16:52:43 PST 2003

Kevin Alm wrote:

> andri at wrote:
>> Hi
>> I've successfully built my LFS 5 system and I'm starting to customize it
>> but it's one thing that really annaoys me an that are three modprobe 
>> error
>> I get at boot time.
>> modprobe: Can't locate module block-major-33
>> modprobe: Can't locate module block-major-34
>> modprobe: Can't locate module block-major-8
>> How on earth do I get rid of those? They don't fuck up my system I know
>> but like I said, they're pretty annoying.
>> Best Regards
>> Andri Mar Jónsson
> Hi Andri,
> All three have to do with scsi. They are probably generated by lines 
> in /etc/modules.conf but without knowing more about your hardware it's 
> hard to know whether you can simply remove the lines or if they are 
> real failures. (Something wrong in your kernel config perhaps) For 
> more info have a look in 
> /usr/src/linux-2.4.22/Documentation/devices.txt. The results of dmesg 
> and lspci commands may be useful too. Kevin
Correction, block major 8 is scsi related. 33 and 34 are third and forth 
ide respectively. You have an ide expansion card maybe? Kevin

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