Thanks -- RE: [CentOS] kickstart fails statically built custom
kernel: anacondadoesn't honor static NIC/SATA driver in kernel?
guolin at alexa.com
Wed Jun 13 07:39:42 UTC 2007
The Booting Sequence problem is described below:
Two types of NICs are installed on one machine, BIOS/PXE boots from one
type, but after that Linux/Kickstart kernel detect another type NIC as
eth0 and trying to install from that unconnected NIC.
A custom kernel is built to statically built-in the BIOS/PXE detected
NIC's driver into kernel, hoping to fix the problem in a hard way but
Kickstart/anaconda always try to load a .ko driver for each detected NIC
types, so when the driver is static built (into kernel), the Kickstart
process hangs because it can not locate/load the related .ko module
I have fixed the problem in a non-standard way, not very elegant but
By the way, the suggested 'noprob,nonet' and 'device eth0
<module1>:<module2>:...' combination doesn't work at all for my case --
since the latter is defined in a ks.cfg but my ks.cfg needs to be
downloaded from network.
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
Behalf Of Mogens Kjaer
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2007 5:49 AM
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Subject: Re: [CentOS] kickstart fails statically built custom kernel:
anacondadoesn't honor static NIC/SATA driver in kernel?
Guolin Cheng wrote:
> The network card driver tg3 is statically built into custom kernel to
> fix NIC driver loading sequence problem( I have mixed type NICs on
> these boxes), so there is no tg3.ko in my rolled modules/modules.cgz
Could you explain "loading sequence problem"?
Mogens Kjaer, Carlsberg A/S, Computer Department
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