[techtalk] where do I put a module to have it come up at boottime?

moebius at ip-solutions.net moebius at ip-solutions.net
Mon Jan 17 00:10:36 EST 2000

Hey Samatha,
   I just pulled out my RH6.0 manual and it states that
to add a module you simply need to place an alias in
conf.modules (/etc). From there rc.sysinit will load
that module. Also b/c it's a Scsi device you will need
to make sure that you know the IO addr IRQ. So your
conf.modules would look like this
alias scsi aha152x=io_base,IRQ,scsi_id,etc. The RedHat
manuals are online is you need to check it out. The
installation guide has all the different SCSI parameters
so you can see what you need to tell the kernel.
Quoting Samantha Atkins <samantha at objectent.com>:

> moebius at ip-solutions.net wrote:
> > Hey Samatha,
> >   Check out /etc/conf.modules to tell the system
what to load and  take a
> > look at rc.sysinit. You'll see the loading there.
> I checked out /etc/conf.modules on a machine that has
the scsi driver
> loading
> and it just had an alias line for the scsi driver
which I put into the new
> machine also.  That didn't do the trick.  That file is
actually very short
> so it
> can't be telling the system most of the modules to
load, can it?  I looked
> at
> rc.sysinit.  The only mention it makes of scsi is some
special handling for
> scsi
> tape drives.  Are you suggesting something should be
added to this file? 
> If so
> could I have a hint or two as to what?
> - samantha
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