Initrd Help

Barry Pollock barryp at
Sun Nov 23 11:53:35 EST 2003

Does your slack ware disk allow you to preload modules from disk
If so, you  can do it that way?
Each system has a different way of finding its modules on the floppy.
You hav to figure out that location and place the module in exactly that
location on the floppy.
Then the system can find the module and you can have speech after the
first question.

On Sun, 23 Nov 2003, Steve Holmes wrote:

> I've been dabbling around a bit with the idea of using initrd to load
> the speakup modules.  So far, I've read /usr/src/linux/Documentation
> more than once and looked at an actual initrd image from slackware
> 9.1.  But I'm a bit confused.  I'm guessing initrd needs to contain a
> completely bootable system within its file system? What about the
> additional modules I want to load such as Speakup? Do I have to copy
> those modules out of the normal place and copy them into initrd? What
> documentation I've read so far doesn't really offer me any small
> examples I can use for my purposes.  The slackware one is interesting
> but sure seems like over kill to merely load some extra modules at
> early boot time.  Am I possibly going about this the wrong way?
> Right now, I have Speakup loading in my rc.modules file and that isn't
> bad for now but That doesn't give me the option to change synthesizers
> from one boot to the next either.
> Anyone have any ideas out there?
> Thanks.
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