[Mageia-dev] Please test dracut (mkinitrd replacement)

Donald Stewart watersnowrock at gmail.com
Sat Oct 22 15:58:26 CEST 2011

On 22 October 2011 14:05, Colin Guthrie <mageia at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
> 'Twas brillig, and David W. Hodgins at 22/10/11 03:10 did gyre and gimble:
>> On Thu, 20 Oct 2011 19:29:46 -0400, Colin Guthrie
>> <mageia at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
>>> sudo -i (or su -)
>>> urpmi dracut
>>> cd /boot
>>> mv initrd-3.1.0-desktop-0.rc10.1.mga2.img initrd-old.img
>>> /sbin/installkernel -N 3.1.0-desktop-0.rc10.1.mga2
>> Worked ok here with lvm for /usr, /home, etc. Still affected by
>> https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1525#c73
>> just like mkinitrd, putting the loading of pata_acpi before
>> the loading of pata_via, which makes my dvd drive unusable
>> till I edit the initrd to reverse the load order.
>> What controls the order it chooses for the loading of modules?
> Not 100% sure what determines the order or priority here, but hopefully
> the same fix will affect both. Not 100% sure tho'.
> Col
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I tested and these were the results.

With standard sysvinit booting the system:
Startup and services running as normal, however system hangs at final

With systemd:
No sound, no networkmanager without service restart, even after that
the network would last for about 1-2 minutes the cut off. No
shutdown/restart whatsoever, kde would close then I would be dropped
to tty1.

I haven't had time to test with the old initrd and systemd to see if
these problems are dracut or not.

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