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Old 03-10-2003, 08:34 PM   #1
Bob Taylor
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Talking Just a couple of minor Boot questions...

I've compiled my own streamlined kernel for RedHat 8 (routine thing, you know how that goes), but I'm left scratching my head after watching the boot a couple of times.

These are my questions:

1) I've compiled-out as well as shut off in the BIOS USB support. I'm making a server and don't intend to use USB for anything. So, why does the kernel still try to insmod usb-ohci.o during boot?

2) How the heck do I get it to stop trying to grep /etc/redhat-release? I've removed that package (because it's really not needed) and really want to remove that grep call from the boot.

That's all, I think. Just a couple of head scratchers, really. Any answers you guys come up with will be met with gratitude and a pint o' ale
Old 03-17-2003, 10:07 AM   #2
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1) Any lines in your /etc/modules.conf file related to usb? Any other usb modules which it tries to load?

2) The /etc/redhat-release file is used to determine what release you have installed. I don't use redhat but I'm pretty sure it's used in quite a lot of scripts. Your best option would be to just leave the file there it's not big and won't really bother you. Unless you want to go patching all the scripts that don't handle the absense of this file properly, which I think will be more of a hastle.
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try typing this:

look through that menu and you should get to a list of things that come up on boot.

I hope that helps
Old 03-17-2003, 05:14 PM   #4
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It has got a lot of junk in the trunk. They customized the kernel with all kinds of stuff. Do like above post said and look at modules.conf.


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