M. Fioretti wrote: > On Sun, January 18, 2009 1:36 am, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote: > > >> Read the man page for mkinitrd - it tells you how to include >> specific modules, as well as an option to overwrite the current >> initrd. > > just to be sure (sorry, it's almost 2 am here and I'm really tired), this > works even if the distro and kernel on the laptop where I'll run mkinitrd > are different from the target system? > >> But you have to know the module you need for the new controller. > > you mean it's "only" a question of finding what that module is, right? > That board has a geforce 8300 controller, should I get the module from the > nVidia drivers? > > Thanks again, > M. > I am guessing it is the sata_nv module, but I could be wrong. It does get a bit complicated, as you have to tell it the proper kernel - the initrd has to match the kernel you are booting from. I have never built an initrd this way, so I am guessing here. (I have done it in the new machine, booting in the rescue mode. I would try something like this: chroot <mount point for drive> mount -a cd /boot mkinitrd -f --preload=sata_nv initrd-<kernel version>.img <kernel version> If this breaks anything, you get to keep all the pieces... Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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