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Recommended update for mkinitrd


(Last modified: 09AUG2004)

solutions Recommended update for mkinitrd SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (6ec32921a5718cefdacf1f76e07f2969)

Applies to

Package: mkinitrd
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Patch: patch-9249
Release: 20040809
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

This package fixes the following issues:
  • Copy /sbin/dasdview into the initrd (for by-id device names)
  • Install S/390 scsi modules only if adapter is present
  • Link /sbin/MAKEDEV into /dev when using initramfs
  • Setting device node ownership correctly
  • Fix modules loading error on SATA-only machines


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh mkinitrd.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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