Fedora Core 3 Update: mkinitrd-4.1.18.1-1
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Fedora 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.
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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2005-654
2005-07-29
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Product     : Fedora Core 3
Name        : mkinitrd
Version     : 4.1.18.1                      
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.

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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.

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* Thu Jul 28 2005 Peter Jones  - 4.1.18.1-1
- Make nash check pids returned from wait*() (#145660)


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This update can be downloaded from:
  http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/3/

b2b1dbd6e34c1179f17a44610da4c6d6  SRPMS/mkinitrd-4.1.18.1-1.src.rpm
425fcca8b6181b20c51d89a3e7619a5b  x86_64/mkinitrd-4.1.18.1-1.x86_64.rpm
2800efeea4faefc62f9f7e500ab76716 
x86_64/debug/mkinitrd-debuginfo-4.1.18.1-1.x86_64.rpm
9306503189fb68006c94d44377ce9014  i386/mkinitrd-4.1.18.1-1.i386.rpm
cd6b154f89f4ca6c9515c5a478914ef6  i386/debug/mkinitrd-debuginfo-4.1.18.1-1.i386.rpm

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