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Re: Adding drivers to kickstart initrd.img



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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