[svlug] Disabling hardware probling in kickstart

Isaiah Weiner iweiner at redhat.com
Tue Aug 13 22:14:23 PDT 2002

You can use the kickstart 'device' directive to force a device to use a
particular driver.  It's not the same as 'don't autoload' but it should
do the job.


On Tue, 2002-08-13 at 21:46, Marc MERLIN wrote:
> So, I have few quickstart configs working, and I know about most of the
> bugs and workarounds.
> However I have a new problem I hadn't encountered yet.
> I'm installing RH 7.3 on a penguin computing 2U (yeah, don't laugh, I didn't
> buy it) and it shipped with a hardware raid card.
> The problem is that the piece of crap crashes any version of linux as soon
> as linux loads the AIC driver.
> The MB is an intel 440GX with dual onboard adaptec SCSI, I know those boards
> well since they're the same than VA used to ship.
> I'm guessing that this was a motherboard with faulty SCSI and it was shipped
> with a Raid card (or the SCSI went bad by itself although it was never used)
> which is all fine and dandy until you try to reload linux.
> I know I can tell the RH install not to autoload modules, but I don't really
> want to do an normal install when I have a custom kickstart config
> Hence the  question: can  you configure  kickstart to  not autoprobe  a SCSI
> module (short of hacking the image that  is pulled over the net and removing
> the aic module)?
> (selecting interactive doesn't work, it loads the modules before dropping
> into interactive)
> Thanks,
> Marc
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