RH 7.3 + megaraid
tschaefer at dwcsolutions.com
Fri Oct 17 16:10:01 CDT 2003
WARNING WARNING WARNING!
Make sure when you use mk_initrd that you point it to a specific kernel,
or it will regen the initrd images for all your kernels in /boot if you
don't specify the kernel, thus poisoning your stock kernel, and may make
your system unbootable. Please read the options, or you will regret it.
Mkinitrd is poorly documented so you should run it on a test system
before using it in production.
NO WARRANTY ON THESE EXAMPLES USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Example 1: mk_initrd -k vmlinuz-2.4.22 -i initrd-2.4.22
cp /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22
cp /usr/src/linux/System.map /boot/System.map-2.4.22
mk_initrd -k vmlinuz-2.4.22 -i initrd-2.4.22 -m "aic7xxx_old megaraid
You should google your way to mkinitrd docs too... It's a fascinating
From: Adam Williams [mailto:awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us]
Sent: Friday, October 17, 2003 4:04 PM
To: Naveen Nathan
Cc: linux-poweredge at dell.com
Subject: Re: RH 7.3 + megaraid
you'll either have to run mkinitrd or compile megaraid.o into the kernel
instead of a module.
Naveen Nathan wrote:
> Okay, after grabbin' the megaraid driver disk for RH 7.3. I tried
> compiling the 2.4.22 kernel from scratch. I added the megaraid &
> broadcom modules. The problem is, after I compile, when I boot then ew
> kernel I get Kernel Panics because it's unable to mount the root. This
> is due to the megaraid module not loading up on bootup. I'm unsure why
> it wouldn't load up. In /etc/modules.conf I have 'alias
> megaraid' (which was actually created from redhat 7.3 install. Does
> anyone have any ideas of what may be the problem?
> Any help would be appreciated.
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