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Re: mkinitrd, ramdisk failure?

To: stimits@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: mkinitrd, ramdisk failure?
From: Keith Owens <kaos@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 09:45:34 +1000
Cc: "XFS: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx" <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: Your message of "Thu, 14 Jun 2001 14:06:19 CST." <3B29193B.4E1125D9@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
On Thu, 14 Jun 2001 14:06:19 -0600, 
"D. Stimits" <stimits@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>Keith Owens wrote:
>> is no such file or directory.  Your initrd does not contain
>> /sbin/modprobe, initrd normally only contains insmod to save space.
>
>Interesting that it is not there. Wouldn't modprobe be normal on
>mkinitrd?

Only on a full blown install ramdisk.  End users with initrd are
assumed to be using a tuned list of modules.  mkinitrd inserts explicit
insmod commands in linuxrc, based on the modules you specify during
mkinitrd.  modprobe is only useful when you do not know ahead of time
which modules you will be using.


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