Bug 195964 - mkinitrd should not insist on module tree being present
mkinitrd should not insist on module tree being present
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-06-19 19:55 EDT by Steffen Kluge
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-13 11:13:29 EDT
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Description Steffen Kluge 2006-06-19 19:55:36 EDT
Description of problem:

Trying to build an initrd for a monolithic kernel fails because mkinitrd expects
a module tree for a the kernel in /lib/modules and a modules.dep file in there.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Build a custom kernel without module support
2. Try to make an initrd for it using mkinitrd
Actual results:

mkinitrd stops with message:
No modules available for kernel "xyz"

Expected results:

An initrd matching the monolithic kernel should be built. There should be a
command line switch to mkinitrd that causes the module tree check to be skipped.

Additional info:

An initrd for a monolithic kernels is required when using a software RAID or LVM
device for the root filesystem. A workaround to the issue is creating the
expected directory under /lib/modules, and in there an empty modules.dep file.
Comment 1 Peter Jones 2006-07-13 11:13:29 EDT
We don't support monolithic kernels.

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