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RE: [SLE] usb ide removable hard drive
  • From: "Harrell, Tim" <HarrelT1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 15:03:18 +0100
  • Message-id: <FC3DA3DC8D4AD311AB910020352A8FDC0594A32E@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Isn't there something that has to be done with the initrd modules as
well?
I haven't modded a 2.4 kernel before so I'm not sure.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Krpan [mailto:krpan@xxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, August 10, 2001 2:47 PM
> To: Robert Barish
> Cc: SuSe Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [SLE] usb ide removable hard drive
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> I'm assuming that turning on SCSI emulation just means
> activating the SCSI
> modules in the kernel.
>
> The first thing you'll want to do is dreate a tarball of
> /boot. That way
> you can preserve your existing kernel. After that, you can
> recompile the
> kernel.
>
> To recompile, cd into /usr/src/linux, and run "make
> menuconfig". It will
> bring up a menu system which will allow you to select new kernel
> parameters. If you don't have the ncurses library installed,
> you'll get an
> error. Don't worry, though, you can run "make config"
> instead. It will
> just take a little longer.
>
> If you're using the menuconfig option, scroll down the list to "SCSI
> Support". Within that sub-menu, you can enable "SCSI
> Support" and "SCSI
> Disk Support" You may also want to select some of the
> options, such as
> "Enable extra checks...", "Probe all LUNs...", adn "SCSI
> logging facility."
>
> Was there any mention of a SCSI device that it emulates? If
> so, there may
> be a driver for that device under "SCSI low-level drivers".
> Take a check
> in there and see if the device is listed.
>
> Once you've selected the options, you can exit the menu
> system, and can
> compile the new kernel. It will probably list 3 options for
> the kernel
> build- use "make install", and that will create your new
> kernel. Once the
> kernel is created, copy it into /boot. I use lilo as a boot
> manager, so
> that's what I'll describe next. If you use loadlin or
> something else, you
> may need to do things a little differently to activate your
> new kernel.
> Edit /etc/lilo.conf to reflect the new kernel (if the name is
> different
> than the default kernel). Run "lilo" to reset the boot
> image. This needs
> to be done to let the system know the kernel has changed. Reboot, and
> things should be good.
>
> Hope this helps!!
>
> Greg.
>
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> Robert Barish
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> Subject: Re:
> [SLE] usb ide removable hard drive
> 08/09/01
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> 07:07 PM
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> Upon further investigation from www.linux.-suse.org, it looks
> like the very
>
> first thing that needs to be done is to turn on scsi
> emulation. Do I need
> to
> do this by recompiling the kernel. Any thoughts?
>
> Bob
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