[svlug] Disabling hardware probling in kickstart

Rafael Skodlar,,, raffi at linwin.com
Wed Aug 14 12:33:18 PDT 2002

Here is information that Rick Moen provided to me when I was looking for
newer versions of distribution for VA Linux box:


http://linuxmafia.com/cabal/installfest/#distros has some info I believe

I used Linux emergency boot disk (floppy from RH6.2) to install the OS
from CD, RH7.0.1 on 4 systems about a year ago. One system was later
upgraded the same way to RH7.2 so that we have ext3 partitions on it and
kernel 2.4.16 (compiled on another machine). I created boot disks to
make sure we can recover from any problems but it has been up 158 over
days without troubles.

Thanks to Michael Jennings there seem to be new files on
http://www.kainx.org/vermillion since I downloaded files from there.

On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 08:59:43AM -0700, Marc MERLIN wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 03:03:48AM -0700, Drew wrote:
> > We got close.  I suggested using the "noapic" or "apic" option, not
> > remembering which was correct.  We only tried the incorrect "noapic"
> > option (which I suppose was meaningless).  Darn close.
> > 
> > text apic ks=floppy 
> > 
> > would have done the trick, I think.  It's all in bugzilla, but rather
> > hard to find.  It's also in svlug's archive, but also hard to find.
> That will teach me for assuming that it had to be fixed in 7.3 (since it was
> a 7.0/7.1 problem) :-)
> That said, it was a good problem to have, I learned how to get kickstart to
> ignore the probing it was about to do and to replace its idea of a SCSI card
> with another one of my choice (DPT module)
> Marc
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