Trying to add a module to the radhat bootnet.img boot floppy.
I did the following...
mount -o loop bootnet.img /mnt/img/bootnet
gunzip -c bootnet/initrd.img > initrd.img
mount -o loop initrd.img initrd
gunzip -c initrd/modules/modules.cgz | cpio -i
and I get a directory 2.4.7-10BOOT containing a bunch of modules. I add
the desired module to that directory, removing another one to make space,
modify initrd/modules/module-info to include the new driver and rebuild
the image using
find 2.4.7-10BOOT | grep .o | cpio -o | gzip -9 > initrd/modules/modules.cgz
gzip -c -9 initrd.img > bootnet/initrd.img
I dd that to floppy and reboot but I get messages like
going to insmod eexpress.o (path is NULL)
error 2 reading header: cpio: Bad magic
for your info. initrd/modules/modules.cgz is a compressed cpio archive
containing all the modules required for the boot floppy. Any thoughts on
what I'm doing wrong?
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
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