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Re: kernel upgrade/ kickstart question



On Thu, 13 Feb 2003, Panu Matilainen wrote:

> On Wed, 12 Feb 2003, William F. Acker WB2FLW +1-303-777-8123 wrote:
> > > 
> > Hi Tony,
> > 
> >      The last Valhalla kernel with which the installer could be built was
> > kernel-BOOT-2.4.18-10.  Just build the installer using that kernel, then
> > update the tree to the latest kernel, as well as everything else, do the
> > genhdlist and pkgorder and the rest as normal.  When you install, you'll
> > get the latest kernel, not 2.4.18-10.  ISO's done this way can be found at
> > ftp://linux-speakup.org/pub/speakup/disks/redhat/7.3/ although they're a 
> > bit stale now.
> 
> Note that while you can do this, it breaks kudzu to some extent (been
> there, done that...). At the postinstall stage kudzu probes for USB and
> sound at least, the problem is it tries to locate kernel modules for its
> findings from /lib/modules/<version of running kernel>/ path and if the
> versions differ it fails, resulting in things like USB mouse working at
> install time but not on the first boot before you manually add "alias
> usb-controller.." to /etc/modules.conf etc. Kudzu from rawhide can be told
> where to look for the modules so you could patch anaconda to make kudzu 
> look for your actual kernel version.
> 
> 
Hi,

     That explains why, at some point in my series of updates, the system 
would hang at the "performing post install configuration" stage if my USB 
floppy was attached.  However, I'm a bit confused about which modules 
Kudzu is going after.  We know that we're using the BOOT kernel for the 
install.  Therefore, whatever version of modules found in the /lib/modules 
directory of the newly installed system would be wrong in one way or 
another.  I wonder if the kernel-BOOT package is installed and removed at 
the end.  We could probably prove this by interrupting the installation 
process at just the right point.

          Any thoughts?

-- 
Bill in Denver





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