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From: John Covici <covici@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Dracut and how to specify names
Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2020 04:37:55
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Dracut and how to specify names by Dale
On Thu, 02 Jan 2020 21:57:29 -0500,
Dale wrote:
> > Howdy, > > I'm trying to rebuild a kernel to include new options, see other > thread.  I got the kernel built but dracut is giving me grief.  I hate > that thing and when a previous way that worked no longer works, it > doesn't help me like it any more.  Still, it is what it is even if I > don't like it.  I read the man page, the Gentoo wiki and tried different > methods but it just refuses to build a init thingy that I need.  It > either fails right away or gets to the end and errors out without > completing. > > I name my kernels and such this way: > > root@fireball /usr/src/linux # ls -al /boot/kernel* > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7061552 Oct 14  2018 /boot/kernel-4.18.12-1 > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7082032 May 15  2019 /boot/kernel-4.19.40-1 > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7102512 Jan  2 19:46 /boot/kernel-4.19.40-2 > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5858496 Jun 17  2016 /boot/kernel-4.5.2-1 > root@fireball /usr/src/linux # > > I copy the kernels from the /usr/src/linux directory by hand as I've > always done.  I name them starting with kernel and then add the kernel > version with a sequence number on the end.  In the past, I've made it to > -4 before getting what I need.  Right now, I'm working on 4.19.40-2 and > building a init thingy for it.  This is how the init thingys end up, in > the past anyway: > > > root@fireball /usr/src/linux # ls -al /boot/initramfs* > -rw------- 1 root root 7752134 Oct 15  2018 /boot/initramfs-4.18.12-1.img > -rw------- 1 root root 8560993 May 15  2019 /boot/initramfs-4.19.40-1.img > -rw------- 1 root root 5377395 May 20  2016 /boot/initramfs-4.5.2-1.img > root@fireball /usr/src/linux # > > > What I need, the proper command with options to tell dracut I want to > build a init thingy for 4.19.40-2.  I've tried many different ways but > none of them work.  This includes commands I've used in the past that > did work.  If I have to specify the init thingy name and the location of > the kernel modules directory, that's fine.  I keep commands like this in > a file to refer back to because I do tend to forget specifics but in > this case, it seems dracut changed something.  Previous commands are not > working.  > > Does anyone know how to accomplish this task?  Hopefully something that > will work even if dracut changes something with its defaults.  I figure > if I tell it all it needs to know, then it should work even if dracut > changes the default method.  I just can't seem to figure out what method > to use here.  Maybe I'm missing a option or something.  > > Thanks much. 
I think dracut uses the name of the /lib/modules directory, so just execute dracut "" <module directory name> such as in my case 4.19.85-gentoo . If that does not work post here, maybe you have spaces in your directory name, if so try using double quotes around it. -- Your life is like a penny. You're going to lose it. The question is: How do you spend it? John Covici wb2una covici@××××××××××.com