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Re: Adding drivers to kickstart initrd.img

It's been a while since I've done it, but I used the instructions here:


and adapted them into what I needed for the driver I was installing. 
The above document probably won't give you all of the answers, but
it's a good start, and it didn't require me to rebuild anaconda.


On 4/14/06, Dan Carpenter <error27 gmail com> wrote:
> 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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Koree A. Smith
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