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Re: [opensuse] problems with making initrd
  • From: Thomas Hertweck <Thomas.Hertweck@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 23:49:19 +0000
  • Message-id: <43ED267F.9090305@xxxxxx>

Oliver Bengs wrote:
> Yes you must recompile the kernel,
>
> zcat /proc/config.gz | grep AMIGA

Useless use of zcat :-)
$> zgrep AMIGA /proc/config.gz

If you need only an additional driver for AMIGA file system support
and this driver can be implemented as a module, then there is no need
to build an entire new kernel! Just use
$> make modules SUBDIRS=fs/affs
in the directory with the kernel source to build the affs.ko kernel
module which can then be installed with the following command:
$> make modules_install SUBDIRS=fs/affs
If you need to compile the module not for the currently running kernel
but for another one or if you use a build directory or <...>, you need
to be a bit careful. Nevertheless, the principle should be the same.
If an additional feature cannot be implemented as a module, then of
course you can't use the approach described here.

> [...]
> rpm -e --justdb kernel-default
> [...]

YaST online update might not like something like that...

And, by the way, I think one does not really need something like an
ACPI fan driver (fan) etc. etc. in an initial ramdisk :-)

Cheers,
Th.

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