USB support

Jack ostroffjh at sbcglobal.net
Sat May 29 09:26:54 PDT 2004


On 2004.05.29 09:48, Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> Jeroen Coumans wrote:
>> Alexander E. Patrakov said the following on 29-05-2004 11:06:
>>> You compiled usbcore ("USB Device Filesystem support") as a module
>>> or didn't compile it at all. Bootscripts currently don't handle
>>> usbcore being a module and probably won't support it in the future.
>>> And probably you don't need it at all if you can configure your
>>> BIOS to emulate a PS/2 mouse.
>> 
>> There should be a warning in the book about this; in the kernel 
>> instructions & the bootscripts instructions.
> 
> It was already on the kernel page at the time when you mailed that:
> 
>> LFS bootscripts make the assumption that you either compile "USB
>> device filesystem" directly into the kernel, or don't compile it at
>> all. They will not work properly if it is a module (usbcore.ko).
> 
> Should I put a {note}...{/note} tag around that? Should I really
> duplicate this on the bootscripts page?
> 
I didn't notice that note either - but I simply made sure the module 
got loaded (by adding "modprobe usbcore") before the mount in mountfs 
script, and it works fine.



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