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Re: [Xen-users] Module error in mkinitrd

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  • From: Jeff McCune <mccune@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 10:33:27 -0500
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John A. Sullivan III wrote:
> We are happily running xen on a server which uses a SATA driver (thank
> you all you xenists for producing such a great product).  However, we
> are creating a custom kernel for a domU.  When we attempt to run
> mkinitrd we get:
> No module ata_piix found for kernel, aborting.
> This is the SATA driver.  In the past (xen 2.0.5), we simply ran make
> ARCH=xen menuconfig and told it to build a module for the low level scsi
> driver for ata_piix.  That was simply to eliminate the error as I do not
> think the domU actually needs the SATA driver.

This is a configuration issue with mkinitrd.  Configuring mkinitrd to
exclude modules you don't need in domU's should fix this issue.
Remember, you're building an initial ram disk for a domU and not dom0,
so you don't need many modules.

Jeff McCune
OSU Department of Mathematics System Support
(614) 292-4962
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