Is it possible to load a device driver into an offline kernel?
I know that sounds crazy, but I can't figure this one out.
I loaded up a Red Hat EL 4 system, and using the dd Grub option, I was able to load my RAID drivers at install time.
Weeks later, required kernel updates appear after running up2date. Like the newbie I am, I accept them and move on. The next time I boot, the kernel panics. It seems the new kernel doesn't include the RAID drivers (ADPAHCI).
I ended up selecting the OLD kernel to get the system back up and running, but, of course, I need the new kernel to have the RAID driver drivers.
Is there a way to install the RAID driver into the kernel when it's not running?
If not, is there a way to prompt at boot time to load the a RAID driver (a la dd command)?