Bug 17067 - mkinitrd does not seem to work....
Summary: mkinitrd does not seem to work....
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mkinitrd   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 2000-08-29 10:51 UTC by adler
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-29 15:05:19 UTC
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Description adler 2000-08-29 10:51:13 UTC
I installed pinstripe a while ago, just after it came out. I got a new
Adaptec AIC-7892 Ultra 160/m SCSI host adapter and ran the mkinitrd command
in order to create a new initrd image so that when the kernel booted, it
would load both my Buslogic and Adaptec drivers. Well, the kernel did not
load any of the two. What worries me is that since you guys have depricated
/etc/conf.modules in favor of /etc/modules.conf (ugg....) I'm wondering if
mkinitrd is looking at the wrong file. The man page for mkinitrd references
/etc/conf.modules and not /etc/modules.conf. Here look....

MKINITRD(8)                                           MKINITRD(8)

       mkinitrd  -  creates initial ramdisk images for preloading

       mkinitrd [-fv] [--with=module] [--preload=module]
                [--omit-scsi-modules] [--omit-raid-modules]
                [--version] [--fstab=fstab] image

       mkinitrd creates filesystem images which are suitable  for
       use  as Linux initial ramdisk (initrd) images. Such images
       are often used for preloading  the  block  device  modules
       (such as SCSI or RAID) which are needed to access the root
       filesystem.    mkinitrd    automatically     loads     all
       scsi_hostadapter entries in /etc/conf.modules, which makes
       it simple to build and  use  kernels  using  moduler  SCSI

       Any  module  options  specified  in  /etc/conf.modules are
       passed to the modules as they are loaded  by  the  initial

In anycase, it could be that something else is mucked up. I'll be glad to
assist in helping debug this problem.

Cheers. Steve.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-29 15:05:17 UTC
mkinitrd definitely looks in modules.conf, and the man
page has been updated to reflect this in a later release.

Comment 2 Erik Troan 2002-05-21 02:52:43 UTC
this bug dies of old age.... reopen if it's still applicable

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