RE: dmraid support to d-i (Was Re: Yaird, grub and d-i should also support dmraid devices.)
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> > The biggest problem I had last time around was that after manually
> > loading all the modules and installing the system on the medley device,
> > the initrd image was created without the medley driver and the system
> > wouldn't boot!
> This can be solved relatively easily now by including the following
> command in a script once you are certain the module will be needed:
> register-module -i <module>
Except that the individual ataraid modules (hptraid.o, medley.o et al.) are
no longer used in 2.6 - dmraid covers them all. I don't think dm-mod is
actually necessary to identify and read from the arrays; if so it would not
need including in the initrd. What would be necessary is the dmraid -s -c
command to identify the array(s), then some kind of scripting to use
/dev/mapper/<raid-device> (or maybe such device would then be found/used
I hope that makes sense. The more you learn, the more you realise you don't
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