On 2014-01-12 19:45 (GMT-0800) Linda Walsh composed:
Felix Miata wrote:
> Why was sata_sil included in INITRD_MODULES in
> the first place? The accessory (PCI) SiI 3512 hardware controller...
That answers the Q. A HW probe detected a
"possible boot-device controller"
on your system. That got flagged as necessary for a ram disk because you
***MIGHT*** boot from it.
OK, so somebody might, but then in /var/log/zypp/history is this
# Additional rpm output:
# Creating: target|kernel|dracut args|basicmodules
# Executing: /usr/bin/dracut --logfile /var/log/YaST2/mkinitrd.log --hostonly
--force --add-drivers " ata_piix sata_sil pata_acpi ata_generic"
If might is desirable, then why is dracut called with --hostonly (and done no
less in absence of anything uncommented about hostonly in /etc/dracut.conf or
/etc/dracut.conf.d/)? Where is that switch coming from?
Can anyone spell bloat?
(How would the automatic selection tool know, even if
if you would remain consistent? You are, after all, a human -- and
as long as you live, you might change your mind! ;-)).
Yup, I might, even though I'm a male. :-D
If you used lilo, I might be able to tell you how to
solve it... (from
No way. Even if I wanted to with either Lilo or Grub, it would only compound
an existing logistical nightmare. All my systems are multiboot. Instead of 20
or 30 or 40 stanzas, needing to do that would create a need to double the
size of the boot menu to 40 or 60 or 80 stanzas. And, all because of
something that *might* happen someday, *if* I changed my mind about something
that *might* affect booting. LOL
Also, not sure, but doesn't your bios have
something to say about
the order it looks for boot disks in? I.e. my dell lets me decide on
the order to try to boot from, that, in turn, affects the kernel's
Does your Dell BIOS boot config menu allow to include addin devices? My Dells
are really persnickity about having HDs added or removed. I don't remember
ever seeing one's BIOS present any option to allow a HD connected to an eSATA
addin card as an explicit boot choice to be preferred to the 4 more or less
standard options, floppy, OM, HD, network/PXE. Even if they were, I wouldn't
be wanting them even as an option, much less preferred to internally
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)
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