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Re: creating custom initrd



Rick Stevens wrote:
On Fri, 2007-11-09 at 15:14 -0600, Aaron Konstam wrote:
  
On Fri, 2007-11-09 at 17:33 +0100, info boer-software-en-webservices nl
wrote:
    
Is it possible to define which modules mkinitrd should add to the initrd?

I have a custom initrd, but after every kernel upgrade, it recreates the
initrd. When it does this,
I loose the extra module I need, so I end up recreating the initrd
myself again.

I know in Ubuntu and Debian there is a file somewhere in /etc/sysconfig
that defines the modules
to use when building the initrd. But I have yet to find this file in Fedora.

      
The --with option in mkinitrd
    

mkinitrd will load any modules required to mount the root filesystem
(e.g. SCSI, ext3, network [if / is on an NFS volume], etc.)  If you need
additional modules, then "--with=name-of-module" is required.

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Yea, but when installing a new kernel, this "new" module would not be added to the new initrd.
I have fedora installed, and sometimes I use vmware to load it, and sometimes I just boot
to it. When I boot it, without using vmware, I need the sata_nv driver, but when I use vmware, it's not
needed (some other vmware drivers are needed though).

On Debian you would add the module to "/etc/mkinitrd/modules". Every time a new kernel would
be installed it would recreate an initrd with the module(s) defined in that file. I was trying to find something
like that on Fedora.

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