Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 164012
updateDiskless does not always include all necessary kernel modules in initrd
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:19 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #163951 +++
Description of problem:
updateDiskless copies all network driver modules from the client root into the
initrd, but fails to include dependency modules outside the /drivers/net subdir.
For example the pcnet32 modules requires 'crc32.o', which is located in /lib and
thefore won't be copied into the initrd.
The result is that the diskless client will not boot because it cannot load the
kernel module for its network card.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. setup a diskless client with a pcnet32 network card, following the
intructions in the Sytem Administrator Guide
2. boot the client.
Kernel panic at boot, because the NFS root fs could not be mounted due to
failure to load the pcnet32 netwerk module.
The diskless system should have booted properly.
In this instance the problem can be solved easily by including
/lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/lib in the the initrd.
This bug is now fixed with system-config-netboot-0.1.22-1_EL4 .
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.