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Re: Custom driver image for etch

Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> wrote:

> Basically you need to build your driver module against the kernel headers
> for the same kernel the installer uses (which is the -486 flavor of the
> i386 kernel) and make sure the ABI matches. So, if 'uname -a' in the
> installer gives you 2.6.18-6-486, you need to build  your module against
> linux-headers-2.6.18-6-486.
> You can then just copy that module into the correct place under /lib/
> modules in the installer, run 'depmod -a' and 'modprobe <module>'.
> Note that you will also need to build the module for the kernel flavor you
> intend to install for the target system and then before you reboot the
> system copy that into /target/lib/modules and chroot into /target to run
> depmod -a and update the initrd.

Thanks for the details.

But is there really no way to automate this?

I asked about an additional driver image because that way I can 
presumably set up a preseed to pull that in and do this all 


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