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Old 08-22-2005, 03:35 PM   #31
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Originally posted by mustafa
Just a thought. Can't I make a new image of disk 1 with a kernel that I know will work with my sata chip?
Yes that should work.

I haven't tried it with a new install, but to get a sata drive going in a new server I had to do this.

I build a new kernel with all the features required (including PCI Express).
Then I copied all the contents of CD1 to disk. Next I copied the newly build kernel to the
old_cd.i directory just below kernels. Also needed to:
copy .config from /usr/src/linux to the same dir as config (notice the removed dot .)
gzipped System.map and moved System.map.gz to the same dir.

Then wrote a new cd image, how to do this is described in the README.TXT in the kernels directory. The resulting image was written to CD and I could boot again.

In my case I needed a resque CD because I managed to screw up badly while copying a working kernel with all modules to the sata drive. I believe that this should also work for new installs. Maybe I try it but that's for another day.
 
  


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