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Bug#409244: initramfs doesn't include the udev firmware helper

On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 04:33:09PM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 01:41:36PM +0100, maximilian attems wrote:
> > > The other day I tried to boot a Sun Fire 280R that works nicely with kernel
> > > 2.4.30; however, it didn't work, because the qla2xxx driver can't find
> > > the firmware image, and it fails to load properly, meaning I can't access
> > > the hard disks in the machine, and... flop. :)
> > 
> > did you try to use firmware-qlogic?
> > afaik it has the necessary hooks.
> Oh, nice, thanks. It does all the same. Someone should have told me about
> it; I should file a bug on that package for having a completely useless
> description:
> Description: Binary firmware for QLOGIC
>  This package contains the binary firmware for QLOGIC.
> apt-cache search qla2xxx returns nothing, and that's really easily fixable.

you want me to reassign this as wishlist against it?
> But, the existence of that package doesn't really help the installation
> system, or any other driver which uses udev firmware.agent. It would be good
> if at least the firmware helper was added by default - it's trivially small
> overhead, and it helps reduce confusion for people trying to roll in their
> own firmware images and whatnot.

well module-init-tools modinfo will get info about modules
needing firmware than the helper gets added. that is an 
postetch item, there is a open bug repot against initramfs-tools
tracking that.

best regards


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