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Re: New version of custom-modules.pl (AKA initrd mangler)

Once upon a time, Brian Long <brilong cisco com> said:
> When you "mangle" initrd on your boot floppy, does the kernel you
> install already include the updated driver or are you only fixing the
> boot floppy?

I'm only modifying the boot floppy.  In my case, the installed kernel
works fine (there is something different about the BOOT kernel that
doesn't work on a set of servers I have).

> We've noticed that if the boot floppy kernel version does not exactly
> match the kernel you are installing, anaconda and kudzu will not
> properly set up things during kickstart (like sound).  Anaconda assumes
> the kernel on the boot floppy is the kernel you are installing and
> writes things into /lib/modules with that assumption.

Someone else said this changed with RHL 9; I guess so, because I wrote
this for RHL 9 initially and it just worked (I actually put an RHL 8.0
BOOT kernel on the floppy).

Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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