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Re: [SLE] cd /usr/src/linux (compiling kernel)
  • From: Dave Smith <Dave.Smith@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2002 18:54:10 +0000
  • Message-id: <20020316185410.GC8303@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, Mar 16, 2002 at 07:40:08PM +0100, andjoh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
It was a while since I did a fresh install last so my memory may be deceiving
me, but I was pretty sure reiser was the default in 7.3, so for most people,
certainly all "newbies" who select default, mk_initrd will be necessary.

I'm still on 7.2, so I assumed ext2 was still the default :-)

On Sat, Mar 16, 2002 at 10:42:50AM -0800, ben@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
USB and PCMCIA modes are often listed in the initrd. :)

If one is using 7.2 --> up then SuSE makes use of the initrd :)

I thought modules were only placed in the initrd if they were required for
booting or mounting the root FS? e.g. PCMCIA modules if booting from a
PCMCIA network card, etc.

On my 7.2 system, which is relatively default, no initrd was required.
Things may be (probably are) different for 7.3, though.

A good way is to check /etc/rc.config and see. If one doesn't see this
section...then they are most likely not using and initrd. :)

INITRD_MODULES=" <whatever modules maybe listed> "

I was going to say that, but I couldn't remember the name of the variable,
and I don't currently have access to a SuSE machine.

Anyway, we've pretty much done this subject to death now... <g>

David Smith Work Email: Dave.Smith@xxxxxx
STMicroelectronics Home Email: David.Smith@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Bristol, England

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