[CentOS] using various IDE or SCSI hard drive interfaces with CentOS Linux questions

Thu Aug 18 17:32:11 UTC 2005
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Thu, 2005-08-18 at 11:29, Robert Hanson wrote:

> bottom line is, just about every type of hard drive storage interface driver
> (as well as any other relevant driver types) is/are included in the CentOS
> linux distribution?

Drivers tend to be per controller type and the complication is that the
ones you need to boot are detected during the install process and
included in the initrd that is built then.   If you move the boot drive
or clone the system to a machine with a different controller, you have
to adjust /etc/modprobe.conf (or conf.modules, or modules.conf or
whatever they call it that week...) to include the kernel module you
need, and then rebuild the initrd image.  It's possible but not much
fun to do this from the install disk in rescue mode after the swap.

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com