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Re: mkinitrd fails in fc5

jackson byers wrote:
> Linux bootp 2.6.17-1.2174_FC5 #1 Tue Aug 8 15:30:55 EDT 2006 i686 i686
> i386 GNU/Linux
> I cannot get   mkinitrd to work.  It only responds with the --help list,
> seeming to say that my syntax is wrong.
> I am attempting to include  usb-storage
> I am running as root   from /root
> [root bootp ~]# mkinitrd ­­preload=ehci-­hcd ­­preload=usb-­storage
> ­­preload=scsi_mod  ­­preload=sd_mod  /boot/initrd_usb.img   
> 2.6.17-1.2174_FC5
> usage: mkinitrd [--version] [--help] [-v] [-f] [--preload <module>]
>        [--force-ide-probe] [--force-scsi-probe | --omit-scsi-modules]
>        [--image-version] [--force-scsi-probe | --omit-raid-modules]
>        [--with=<module>] [--force-lvm-probe | --omit-lvm-modules]
>        [--builtin=<module>] [--omit-dmraid]
>        [--fstab=<fstab>] [--nocompress] <initrd-image> <kernel-version>
>        (ex: mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.2.5-15.img 2.2.5-15)
> [root bootp ~]#
> and no new  .img  in /boot:
> [root bootp ~]# ls -l /boot/*img*
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1058886 Aug 17  2006
> /boot/initrd-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5.img
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1081430 Aug 21  2006
> /boot/initrd-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5.img
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7006019 Dec 21  2006 /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-26-386
> my experience running mkinitrd is meager, but this just looks broken.
> maybe fc5  is just too old?  I  saw lots of mkinitrd bugs "wont fix"  
> by googling.
> but this lack of any response except the help pkg
> tells me I am doing something basically wrong.
> I get same result  using  \ to breakup the command into two lines
> thanks for any help
> Jack
I think reading the mkinitrd man page would help. I do not believe
you are using the preload option properly.

       Load the module module in the initial ramdisk image. The
       module gets loaded before any SCSI modules which are
       specified in /etc/modprobe.conf. This option may be used
       as many times as necessary.

You normally do not need to preload any SCSI modules. But the big
mistake I see here is you are using preload instead of --preload.


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