So, I've been looking at the 2.6.0 source. Lots of good changes overall, but
to actually use it, you need to install module-init-tools, and leave around
the old modutils package gracefully installed so that you can use either one
as you switch kernels or make initrd images. Mandrake "cooker" seems to have
a workable modification to split the packages up and version number them and
use the "/etc/alternative" symbolic link trick, but I'm having a heck of a
time moving that over to RedHat 9. Mandrake RPM's are a *little* odd, and
the "/etc/alternative" utilities are not well doented.