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Old 05-16-2006, 08:47 AM   #1
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Loading Modules

Hi everyone.

I m trying to load the modules at the bootup. I know ho to load a modules. But there is a problem that how i know what is the hardware attacted and what its modules name.

Infact i have created a bootable disc. For this purpose i have compiled kernel For the time being i have compiled it with all the modules support in it (i.e static kernel compilation) Now i want to complie it dynamically means loading the modules dynamically. If i know the module then i can load it easily.

but if i boot a system with my bootable disc i dont know what hardware it has and what modules to load.

Is there any way that i get the hardware information and name of the module by using my bootable disc then i can easily load it.

Old 05-16-2006, 08:56 AM   #2
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interesting question. Here is my 2cents, but by no mean the full answer
If the modules to load are known then they are in /etc/modprobe.something

If they are unknown, in mandriva there is a hardrake step
that looks for new hardware, and then look for ahdoc module I suppose.

The key about what you ask is the hardware detection step

AFAIK the kernel has a list of ID coupled to "real name" for hardware built-in.
IN mandriva lspcidrake -v list the pci device and the modules it will/would use


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