Bug 218585 - package description is out of date: mentions LILO, /etc/modules.conf
Summary: package description is out of date: mentions LILO, /etc/modules.conf
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
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Reported: 2006-12-06 07:11 UTC by Charles R. Anderson
Modified: 2008-04-04 01:46 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-04-04 01:46:58 UTC

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Description Charles R. Anderson 2006-12-06 07:11:31 UTC
Description of problem:

The Description needs updating so it talks about initramfs, GRUB, and
/etc/modprobe.conf instead of LILO and /etc/modules.conf.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Actual results:

Description :
Mkinitrd creates filesystem images for use as initial ramdisk (initrd)
images.  These ramdisk images are often used to preload the block
device modules (SCSI or RAID) needed to access the root filesystem.

In other words, generic kernels can be built without drivers for any
SCSI adapters which load the SCSI driver as a module.  Since the
kernel needs to read those modules, but in this case it isn't able to
address the SCSI adapter, an initial ramdisk is used.  The initial
ramdisk is loaded by the operating system loader (normally LILO) and
is available to the kernel as soon as the ramdisk is loaded.  The
ramdisk image loads the proper SCSI adapter and allows the kernel to
mount the root filesystem.  The mkinitrd program creates such a
ramdisk using information found in the /etc/modules.conf file.

Comment 1 Charles R. Anderson 2007-04-16 22:19:27 UTC
Updating version to devel.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 18:45:12 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are
flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer
maintained. If this bug remains in NEEDINFO thirty (30) days from now,
we will automatically close it.

If you can reproduce this bug in a maintained Fedora version (7, 8, or
rawhide), please change this bug to the respective version and change
the status to ASSIGNED. (If you're unable to change the bug's version
or status, add a comment to the bug and someone will change it for you.)

Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled
these issues to this point.

The process we're following is outlined here:

We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.

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