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Re: initrd.img module loading



That is an interesting ideal, but I need the modules to load in a
certain order during the kickstart. If the megaraid driver gets loaded
first, then the external drive array gets setup as /dev/sda and the
kickstart installs the external array as the main boot device. The boot
prompt command scsihosts= is supposed to let you do that, but it doesn't
seem to work.

Ron

On Mon, 2005-02-07 at 15:51, Peter Eisch wrote:
> I'm not sure what your scope is, but maybe this helps...
> 
> I had an issue where I needed to forceload drivers where I knew the PCI info
> was up to date for the devices we were loading on, so I forceloaded the
> drivers in the initrd.img just as the kernel was being installed.  This, of
> course, had to be done manually on the install cd's initrd.  But for the
> various kernels I ended up with something like this in the spec files for
> each platform:
> 
> %post bigmem
> [ -x /usr/sbin/module_upgrade ] && /usr/sbin/module_upgrade
> [ -x /sbin/mkkerneldoth ] && /sbin/mkkerneldoth
> if [ -x /sbin/new-kernel-pkg ] ; then
>         /sbin/new-kernel-pkg --mkinitrd --depmod --install %{KVERREL}bigmem
> fi
> /sbin/mkinitrd --preload scsi_mod --preload sd_mod --with cciss \
>        /boot/ninitrd-%{KVERREL}bigmem.img %{KVERREL}bigmem
> /bin/mv /boot/initrd-%{KVERREL}bigmem.img /boot/oinitrd-%{KVERREL}bigmem.img
> /bin/mv /boot/ninitrd-%{KVERREL}bigmem.img /boot/initrd-%{KVERREL}bigmem.img
> 
> 
> Maybe do the --preloads in the order you need them loaded.  Hope this helps,
> 
> peter
> 
> 
> On 2/7/05 2:31 PM, "Ronald Reed" <rreed ops sgp arm gov> wrote:
> 
> > I really don't want to rewrite anaconda, just to get one scsi module to
> > load before another one.
> > 
> > I have tried the scsihosts= boot option, but the installer just seems to
> > ignore it. I have also tried the expert noprobe boot options with device
> > commands in the kickstart config file (Which worked in 7.1 - 7.3), and
> > the system can not find any drives at that point.
> > 
> > What I need to do, is make sure that the aacraid driver is setup as
> > /dev/sda and that the megaraid driver is setup as /dev/sdb during the
> > install.
> > 
> > On Thu, 2005-02-03 at 22:40, johnpaul wrote:
> >> Hi
> >> 
> >>     Have a look at the loader.c file in the loader2 directory of the
> >> anaconda source
> >> 
> >> Regards
> >> John
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Ronald Reed" <rreed ops sgp arm gov>
> >> To: "Discussion list about Kickstart" <kickstart-list redhat com>
> >> Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 10:49 PM
> >> Subject: initrd.img module loading
> >> 
> >> 
> >>> Where does the standard initrd.img get the order to load modules into
> >>> the kernel?
> >>> 
> >>> I need to create a new initrd for a boot that loads some scsi raid
> >>> modules in a specific order.
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