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RE: Adding drivers



> From: Adrian Cruceru [mailto:crucerua avaya com]
> Sent: 12 January 2012 11:44
> Why not put them directly in your initrd/stage2 images?

Initrd gets rebuilt when I run Anaconda's buildinstall; I was hoping for a solution that I wouldn't have to repeat (and remember I had to repeat) each time I rebuild the installer.  

  fine mess
  of postings!
  That's another


Moray.
“To err is human; to purr, feline.”


> On 01/12/2012 01:28 PM, Moray Henderson wrote:
> >> From: Vratislav Podzimek [mailto:vpodzime redhat com]
> >> Sent: 20 December 2011 13:54
> >> On Tue, 2011-12-20 at 12:50 +0000, Moray Henderson wrote:
> >>> On the point of releasing the CentOS 5-based system I've spent the
> >> last 8
> >>> months developing, I find the manufacturers of the hardware it was
> >> designed
> >>> for have changed their specs and it won't install any more.  Grrr.
> >>>
> >>> I now have kernel modules for the relevant hardware - does anyone
> >> know how
> >>> to build a driverdisk?  So far everything I've tried results in
> >> Anaconda
> >>> complaining "can't find either driver disk identifier, bad driver
> >> disk".
> >> For RHEL5, there is the ddiskit tool which could help you. See
> >> http://dup.et.redhat.com/ddiskit/ for more details.
> > Thanks for that pointer - exactly what I need.  I did notice a few
> things, though:
> >
> > The "latest version", ddiskit-0.9.9, provides "kernel-modules =
> ${verrel}${variant}" in the rpms it builds.  The el5 driver builds from
> elrepo.org seem to be built from a different ddiskit which provides
> "kabi-modules" instead.  Is there documentation to say which is correct
> for which distro release?
> >
> > ddiskit-0.9.9 supports the new rpm form of driver disk, and the
> release notes for RHEL 5.1 say Anaconda supports it - but looking at
> the source for anaconda-11.1.2.224 (CentOS 5.6) and anaconda-11.1.2.242
> (CentOS 5.7) I don't see any of the code for it.  Is that an RHEL-only
> feature?
> >
> > The docs/anaconda-release-notes.txt file for both releases states you
> can use a supplemental driver disk image called drvnet.img to supply
> extra network device drivers.  Again, the only occurrences of "drvnet"
> anywhere in the source are anaconda-release-notes.txt and ChangeLog.
> Are you still supposed to be able to include supplemental drivers with
> your install media?
> >
> >
> > Moray.
> > “To err is human; to purr, feline.”
> >
> >
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