FAI 2.8.4 and order of loading ide-detect and ide-disk

Federico Sevilla III jijo at free.net.ph
Thu Jun 9 14:52:46 CEST 2005


In FAI 2.8.4 that comes with Sarge,
/usr/share/doc/fai/examples/simple/class/20-hwdetect.source defines
$kernelmodules as follows: first, it's initialized with a bunch of
modules including ide-disk, and then for 2.4 kernels, ide-detect is
added AFTER ide-disk.

What I've observed is that with this setup trying to install using
2.4.30 (for both -fai and the target install), ide-disk does NOT load
because ide-detect has not yet loaded, so setup_harddisks cannot find
the IDE hard drive to install on. If ide-disk is loaded after ide-detect
things work fine, though.

The quick-and-dirty fix involves editing line 24 to add ide-detect
before ide-disk. I don't know how good a fix this is.

Just FYI. I hope something can be done for the benefit of everyone who
has to start from the examples and may run into trouble with it.


 --> Jijo

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