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On Fri, 4 Nov 2005, Duncan wrote:
> DR GM SEDDON posted <436B56B2.10106@...>, excerpted below,
> on Fri, 04 Nov 2005 12:40:18 +0000:
>> I was wondering. What modules do I need installed at boot?
> Other than that, I learned what I needed pretty much by going thru
> the entire kernel config and turning on what I KNEW I needed, then
> using trial and error on everything else, trying without it to see if
> everything still worked and didn't complain, going back and turning it
> back on if I found I needed it....
This is why I miss RedHat. I don't want to spend my time customizing
a kernel then spending more time with trial and error getting just the
kernel I need. RedHat has a system in place that installs a minimal
kernal and then loads almost everything else as modules. Genkernel almost
does what I want but it is always a struggle. The base system always
loads all the different disk drivers and does not unload the unused ones.
Is anyone working on a more RedHat like kernel/modules/runtime loading
system? It would eliminate the problem the original poster had and save
lots of time for the rest of us.
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