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Re: Adding drivers to kickstart initrd.img

Hi All,

Thank you for the instructions. I was looking over the kickstart documentation again and it looks like it has been updated with 4.0 release 3. I am going to attempt using what looks like a new option called --driverdisk (with Dan's driver disk). Looks like I can specify a driver disk via ftp, http and nfs.

I will let you all know how it goes.

Thank you,


On Apr 14, 2006, at 1:02 AM, Dan Carpenter 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

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...

dan carpenter

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