I am trying to do the same thing (except with a x346 instead). I added the new bcm5700.o file to the /modules directory in initrd. After I do that I have to add the module manually. Its nots found automatically. What else do I have to change?
Thomas Mieslinger Thomas.Mieslinger@gls-itservices.com 11/25/2004 12:26 PM
Re: [suse-autoinstall] customizing initrd
I'd like to install a new ibm x336 with bcm5721 network chips. These are not support by the standard kernel so I need to change the bcm5700.o. -- GLS IT Services Thomas Mieslinger GLS Germany Str. 1-7 fon: +49 6677 17 463 36286 Neuenstein fax: +49 6677 17 111 Germany eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anas Nashif email@example.com schrieb am 25.11.2004 21:22:33:
The trailing garbage message can be ignored. I have no idea where it comes from, but after recreating the initrd as described earlier, it works. What exactly did you change in the initrd?
Thomas Mieslinger wrote:
this initrd is right off the SLES 8 SP3 cd. Without the trailing
doesn't boot anymore. How can I re-add this to the initrd?
Thanks in advance
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Andi Kleen email@example.com schrieb am 25.11.2004 20:57:09:
On Thu, Nov 25, 2004 at 08:52:05PM +0100, Thomas Mieslinger wrote:
Well I think the problem is that during uncompression I get this
root@deinst01> gzip -d initrd.gz
gzip: initrd.gz: decompression OK, trailing garbage ignored
when I recompress this file it is smaller than the original and doesn't boot anymore.
What is that "trailing garbage ignored"?
It's possible to append a custom DSDT to the initrd. DSDT is a BIOS ACPI table which is often buggy on laptops and can be replaced. But for non laptops that's rarely done and the installer never does it on its own.
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