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Fedora Core 5 Update: mkinitrd-5.0.32-2



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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2006-945
2006-09-01
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Product     : Fedora Core 5
Name        : mkinitrd
Version     : 5.0.32
Release     : 2
Summary     : Creates an initial ramdisk image for preloading modules.
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.

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Update Information:

mkinitrd needed rebuilding against parted-1.7.1.
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* Wed Aug 30 2006 David Cantrell <dcantrell redhat com> - 5.0.32-2
- Rebuild against new parted in FC5 (#189708)

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This update can be downloaded from:
    http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/5/

478dd0a5243f9a9171e98c6d475e6bb316e51c75  SRPMS/mkinitrd-5.0.32-2.src.rpm
478dd0a5243f9a9171e98c6d475e6bb316e51c75  noarch/mkinitrd-5.0.32-2.src.rpm
19157b4fe29346fb0e7ba5a55d7b96707af1b52c  ppc/mkinitrd-5.0.32-2.ppc.rpm
dfdf1334fdf1527e679ba231ce1cc3380041f040  ppc/debug/mkinitrd-debuginfo-5.0.32-2.ppc.rpm
bfbd9c0d67e9bcd7dfd9f9b4fc0fa70174f8d32f  x86_64/debug/mkinitrd-debuginfo-5.0.32-2.x86_64.rpm
5be87b2907c51a067949acd2d549dee2a81f5270  x86_64/mkinitrd-5.0.32-2.x86_64.rpm
8407b4daa9036f061982c7ec20000f4c493e8835  i386/mkinitrd-5.0.32-2.i386.rpm
e608a81d436b22541906a6d53a22da146a902ef0  i386/debug/mkinitrd-debuginfo-5.0.32-2.i386.rpm

This update can be installed with the 'yum' update program.  Use 'yum update
package-name' at the command line.  For more information, refer to 'Managing
Software with yum,' available at http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/yum/.
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