Regarding Kernel

Chakkaradeep C C chaks.lfs at
Tue May 31 03:13:22 PDT 2005

hi, what about Initial RAM disk?..if i want it in my
system........i should have  "modprobe.conf",so what to do then?? :-(

with regards,

On 5/31/05, Ken Moffat <ken at> wrote:
> On Tue, 31 May 2005, Chakkaradeep C C wrote:
> >
> > i did look into manpages and googled before posting into this
> > mail.........and i do know that unless u install Module-Init-Tools u
> > get this binary "generate_modprobe.conf".....when i run this command,
> > it is asking for my old modprobe.conf.......this is my problem.....LFS
> > is a new system and where will i search for the old
> > modprobe.conf??.......
> >
>  Why do you think you _need_ a modprobe.conf ?  The LFS book recommends
> building without modules, but I build with a _lot_ of modules for
> various things.  So far, the _only_ items in modprobe.conf on any of my
> boxes are for the network adaptor, e.g.
> alias eth0 natsemi
>  My impression is that module-init-tools usually knows enough to get
> things into the right order without any of the old magic we used to have
> to give to modutils.  Looking at the modprobe.conf on a host system
> (debian, I think) recently was quite a shock - so much unnecesary cruft
> in it.
> Ken
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