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Re: some questions

On Wed, 2 Aug 2000, David Karlin wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 02, 2000 at 11:28:52AM +0300, Tzafrir Cohen wrote:
> > 1. When using a network adapter whose driver is compiled as a module -
> > where does this module get loaded?
> > I currently added a simple modprobe line to /etc/init.d/networking , but
> > there has to be a better way. On RedHat loading this module is done by the
> > ifup script.
> Edit /etc/modules to include the name of the modules, and options;
> i.e. "parport_pc io=0x378 irq=7"(make sure you add them in the order
> they should to be loaded).Then run "update-modules" and a new
> /etc/modules.conf will be created.

This gives the options to modprobe. But when is modprobe being run?

> > 5. Single-user mode loads a whole bunch of stuff thatare not really
> > needed.
> > What is the recomended way to load "failsafe" defaults? Using a floppy?
> What is the stuff that you don't need?(I'm not an expert on this).

For instance: networking. Many things can go wrong: A faulty module for
the adapter, dhcpcd hangs a bit because it can't find a server, etc.

I can alway load with init=/bin/sh, or from a floppy, but those are not
aptimal choices.

Tzafrir Cohen

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