[UCI-Linux] Fedora Core 3 Update: mkinitrd-

Mike Iglesias IGLESIAS at uci.edu
Fri Jul 29 15:32:57 PDT 2005

From: Dave Jones <davej at redhat.com>
To: fedora-announce-list at redhat.com
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 15:57:31 -0400
Subject: Fedora Core 3 Update: mkinitrd-

Fedora Update Notification

Product     : Fedora Core 3
Name        : mkinitrd
Version     :                      
Release     : 1                  
Summary     : Creates an initial ramdisk image for preloading modules.
Description :
Mkinitrd creates filesystem images for use as initial ramdisk (initrd)
images. These ramdisk images are often used to preload the block
device modules (SCSI or RAID) needed to access the root filesystem. In
other words, generic kernels can be built without drivers for any SCSI
adapters which load the SCSI driver as a module. Since the kernel
needs to read those modules, but in this case it isn't able to address
the SCSI adapter, an initial ramdisk is used. The initial ramdisk is
loaded by the operating system loader (normally LILO) and is available
to the kernel as soon as the ramdisk is loaded. The ramdisk image
loads the proper SCSI adapter and allows the kernel to mount the root
filesystem. The mkinitrd program creates such a ramdisk using
information found in the /etc/modules.conf file.

Update Information:

This update should fix the issue a number of people saw
after the recent kernel update where various modules would
fail to load during boot, making systems unbootable.

After updating this package, remove, and reinstall the
recent kernel update, and the initrd will be recreated

* Thu Jul 28 2005 Peter Jones <pjones at redhat.com> -
- Make nash check pids returned from wait*() (#145660)

This update can be downloaded from:

b2b1dbd6e34c1179f17a44610da4c6d6  SRPMS/mkinitrd-
425fcca8b6181b20c51d89a3e7619a5b  x86_64/mkinitrd-
9306503189fb68006c94d44377ce9014  i386/mkinitrd-
cd6b154f89f4ca6c9515c5a478914ef6  i386/debug/mkinitrd-debuginfo-

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can
launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.  

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