Bug 62264 - mkinitrd does not put usb-storage (any req'd modules) in initrd if required to boot
mkinitrd does not put usb-storage (any req'd modules) in initrd if required t...
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Erik Troan
David Lawrence
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Blocks: 61901 67218
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Reported: 2002-03-28 17:56 EST by Michael Fulbright
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:41 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-06-21 16:31:12 EDT
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Description Michael Fulbright 2002-03-28 17:56:23 EST
If you have '/' or '/boot' on a usb-storage device, mkinitrd does not include
the required modules.
Comment 1 Erik Troan 2002-05-20 22:31:45 EDT
How do we know if this is the case? Choices seem to be:

1) Look for any currently mounted scsi devices, poke around to see if they
   are usb (not trivial, but doable). If so, include them. This is similiar
   to how raid works.
2) Assume that the current / is the real one; we don't do this for any other
3) Look in /etc/fstab, get the device (possibly a LABEL), resolve to a real
   device (if it's a LABEL), see if that's a scsi-on usb

#3 is probably the best, but it's not a trivial change. I can implement it, but
I can't test unless you want to send me a usb-storage device (my camera says
is doesn't want to be a root device for linux!)

Comment 2 Erik Troan 2002-06-27 16:22:06 EDT
basically did #1 for / and /boot filesystems

done in mkinitrd-3.4.12
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-20 12:38:25 EST
Time tracking values updated

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