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Re: Adding drivers to kickstart initrd.img




I guess since I have never needed it before it's new to me :)

Wait can I do dd= before I put in ks ks= ?



On Apr 14, 2006, at 9:12 AM, Shabazian, Chip wrote:

You can use --driverdisk in a kickstart file, or dd= at the boot:
prompt.

This isn't a new option though, it's been there quite a while.

-----Original Message-----
From: kickstart-list-bounces redhat com
[mailto:kickstart-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Ryan C.
Spaulding
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2006 8:12 AM
To: Discussion list about Kickstart
Subject: 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,

Ryan



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
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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