[mythtv-users] ZOTAC IONITX-B-E installation/configuration...
aclose at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 02:23:25 UTC 2010
On Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 8:11 PM, Robin Gilks <g8ecj at gilks.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 7:12 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Is there a /dev/disk directory?
>> nope. i've dug around and see that the kernel isn't loading any of
>> the USB drivers/modules before attempting to mount the root drive,
>> which it can't do since it's on a USB key. :) i'm sure there must be
>> some way to force the kernel to load those drivers before trying to
>> mount the drive because my CD drive is also USB and it will boot Linux
>> fine. so i'm still digging...
> You probably want a custom kernel that has everything built in. That is
> illustrated by the module list I have with my Zotac board - it only has
> the nvidia video driver and the remote control stuff as modules. Very
> necessary in my case because I'm diskless booting over the network which
> results in the same sort of chicken and egg situation you have in loading
> the drivers but not having the drivers for the media to load them!!
> zotac ~ # lsmod
> Module Size Used by
> nvidia 9610616 38
> lirc_mceusb2 10692 1
> lirc_dev 9800 3 lirc_mceusb2
> zotac ~ #
> In fact apart from these, the only other modules in the /lib/modules
> directory I have are hdpvr.ko and scsi_wait_scan.ko.
> I can send you my kernel .config file if that helps - I got it from
> someone off the list in the first place!!
thanks Robin. you're probably right. executing lsmod from the
recovery shell i see the following:
lsmod = ext3, jbd, mbcache
so no USB related stuff in there. :) i was hoping i didn't have to go
the route of custom kernels and do-it-yourself. but i 'am' having fun
and learning with this setup, so why not?
the only reason i didn't jump right into netbooting was because i
thought booting from USB would be easier. :D oh well, maybe i'll get
that working before i get USB working.
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