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A mkinitrd update has been released for Fedora Core 3

Fedora Update Notification

Product : Fedora Core 3
Name : mkinitrd
Version :
Release : 1
Summary : Creates an initial ramdisk image for preloading modules.
Description :
Mkinitrd creates filesystem images for use as initial ramdisk (initrd) images. These ramdisk images are often used to preload the block device modules (SCSI or RAID) needed to access the root filesystem. In other words, generic kernels can be built without drivers for any SCSI adapters which load the SCSI driver as a module. Since the kernel needs to read those modules, but in this case it isn't able to address the SCSI adapter, an initial ramdisk is used. The initial ramdisk is loaded by the operating system loader (normally LILO) and is available to the kernel as soon as the ramdisk is loaded. The ramdisk image loads the proper SCSI adapter and allows the kernel to mount the root filesystem. The mkinitrd program creates such a ramdisk using information found in the /etc/modules.conf file.

Update Information:

This update should fix the issue a number of people saw after the recent kernel update where various modules would fail to load during boot, making systems unbootable.

After updating this package, remove, and reinstall the recent kernel update, and the initrd will be recreated correctly.

* Thu Jul 28 2005 Peter Jones <pjones@redhat.com> -
- Make nash check pids returned from wait*() (#145660)

This update can be downloaded from:

b2b1dbd6e34c1179f17a44610da4c6d6 SRPMS/mkinitrd-
425fcca8b6181b20c51d89a3e7619a5b x86_64/mkinitrd-
9306503189fb68006c94d44377ce9014 i386/mkinitrd-
cd6b154f89f4ca6c9515c5a478914ef6 i386/debug/mkinitrd-debuginfo-

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.