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Description of problem:
Just set up a new RedHat 9 box with an attached 200 Gbyte Maxtor
Firewire hard drive which I installed an ext3 filesystem to.
To get the filesystem to mount at boot time, I had to have the kernel
load the firewire drivers before any of the S* scripts started.
I found that I could get the firewire/SCSI modules loaded by adding
before the mounting and fsck portion /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit. However,
moving up the firewire portion of /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit also worked.
Patch coming up in a second.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attach a Firewire drive to a RedHat 9 box.
2. Run insmod ieee1394; insmod ohci1394; insmod sbp2
3. Run fdisk and put ext3 on it.
4. Add an /etc/fstab entry for the device.
The system won't boot.
Actual Results: System won't boot with a Firewire filesystem.
Expected Results: Boot just fine.
Created attachment 90825 [details]
Move firewire initialization sooner in the script
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of
This should be fixed on current releases that load hardware modules at startup.