[svlug] Disabling hardware probling in kickstart

Marc MERLIN marc_news at merlins.org
Tue Aug 13 23:19:18 PDT 2002

On Tue, Aug 13, 2002 at 10:21:46PM -0700, Isaiah Weiner wrote:
> On Tue, 2002-08-13 at 22:14, Isaiah Weiner wrote:
> > 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.
> > 
> > http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-7.3-Manual/custom-guide/s1-kickstart2-options.html
> Oh, I'm sorry, I misunderstood.  However, you could force a bogus
> selection and see where that takes you.

I appreciate the link, I was very happy when I found it to. There is no way
to setup software raid kickstart without it :-)

Your idea was actually interesting, and I gave it a shot by adding
device scsi dpt_i2o.o
to my ks.cfg, unfortunately it wasn't working because it still autodetected
the aic.

After many boots, I finally managed to get it working.
It was:
device scsi dpt_i2o (no .o, the page above didn't give an example)
and I had to add "noprobe" to the syslinux command line

(I had tried noprobe by itself, but then anaconda bails instead of letting
you select a SCSI card to load)

Thanks for steering me in the right direction

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