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Old 10-19-2003, 04:45 PM   #1
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Upgrade Redhat 9 to 2.6 kernel with tekram dc395 scsi controller

Hi I'm trying to upgrade to kernel 2.6 on a Redhat 9 system (I want to take advantage of alsa and try out the new kernel). I'm having a little trouble with my scsi driver, which I think I have a work around for but I wanted to check out the implications for what I've done before I go restarting with the new kernel.

I've got a tekram dc395 scsi controller, which I'd previously installed the drivers for when I installed RH9 using a driver disk. However the new kernel supports this card, so I don't need my old driver anymore.

Kernel and modules compile ok for the new kernel, but when I mkinitrd I get a message telling me:

No module dc395x_trm found for kernel 2.6.0-test4

I did some research and so I know that this is because there is an alias line in my modules.conf that points to the old driver. I tried changing it to point to the new module, but couldn't get it to work, so in the end I just commented out the line altogether and ran:

/sbin/mkinitrd initrd-2.6-beta4.img 2.6.0-test4

hey presto! It works! However I'm not entirely sure that it's a good thing. Could somebody tell me what are the implications of doing this? Is there a better work around? Should I have found the new driver name instead?

Many thanks in advance,



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