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RE: Adding drivers to kickstart initrd.img



You can use --driverdisk in a kickstart file, or dd= at the boot:
prompt.

This isn't a new option though, it's been there quite a while. 

-----Original Message-----
From: kickstart-list-bounces redhat com
[mailto:kickstart-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Ryan C.
Spaulding
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2006 8:12 AM
To: Discussion list about Kickstart
Subject: Re: Adding drivers to kickstart initrd.img


Hi All,

Thank you for the instructions. I was looking over the kickstart
documentation again and it looks like it has been updated with 4.0
release 3. I am going to attempt using what looks like a new option
called --driverdisk (with Dan's driver disk). Looks like I can specify a
driver disk via ftp, http and nfs.

I will let you all know how it goes.

Thank you,

Ryan



On Apr 14, 2006, at 1:02 AM, Dan Carpenter wrote:

> On 4/13/06, Ryan C. Spaulding <rspaulding mail arc nasa gov> wrote:
>> I think that a rebuild of anaconda could fix this problem but I could

>> be totally going in the wrong direction.
>>
>
> A little bit in the wrong direction, yes.
>
> I'll forward you the driver disk in a seperate email.
> `dd if=3w-9xxx-4u3-amd64.144 of=/dev/fd0` Boot from the CD and use 
> "linux dd" to specify that there is a driver disk.  You'll need a 
> floppy or USB key or something.
>
> If you want to automate the package.
> 1)  Download the anaconda source rpm
> 2)  rpm2cpio anacond-src-foo-rpm | cpio -idmv
> 3)  make
> 4)  apply this patch
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/anaconda-devel-list/2005-November/
> msg00018.html
> 5)  cd loader2/ ; make loader
>
> 6-9) Unpack the initrd.  Replace the old loader with the one you just 
> created.  Put the driver disk in the initrd as /dd.img.  Pack it back 
> up.
>
> Then it's automatic.  Or you could just put the driver disk on the 
> network I suppose but I don't recall the format for that...
>
> regards,
> dan carpenter
>
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