also sprach Niall O Broin <niall at linux.ie> [2006.11.24.0953 +1100]:
> >to /etc/modprobe.d/local-disabled-modules to blacklist them. Then
> >remake the initramfs.
>> Excellent - that's exactly what I want. However, it brings up another
> question. In the interests of experimentation, I tried to alter an
> existing initramfs. It's a gzipped cpio, how hard could it be? So I
> unzipped it to a directory, removed what I didn't want, made a
> gzipped cpio, and it wouldn't boot :-( Then I RTFS and made the cpio
> correctly in newc format and it booted.
I am not totally on top of this stuff yet and have only ever used
> What you have suggested above will remove modules but won't do
> anything about local-scripts. Is there a kosher way of disabling
> some of those, or do I need to do what I have done, extract them
> by brute force?
Deinstall the package that's responsible for the scripts?
> Note that this issue of unwanted raid modules isn't unique to that
> kernel though. I was running 2.6.16 on the box and had the same issue
> with RAID modules (except that raid4, raid5 and raid6 were separate
> modules in that kernel)
I think I spotted the problem. I don't think I can fix it for etch.
The solution for now is to add
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