[Buildroot] hardware detection

Bernhard Fischer rep.dot.nop at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 10:08:09 UTC 2007

On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 08:34:59AM +0530, Stefan Feilmeier wrote:
>First of all buildroot is a really useful tool and we use it to build
>the initial system for our install cd. The only problem is that I am
>stuck on hardware detection. I am trying to store my kernel modules on
>the cd and mount it during boot process to keep my initrd small. Modules
>for the cdrom drive are compiled into the kernel. This is what I do
>1. Boot initrd
>2. /etc/init.d/S10udev starts udev and populates /dev
>3. Mount cdrom(s) on /mnt/cdrom/
>4. Mount --bind /lib/modules
>Till here everything works just fine and the modules are accessible
>in /lib/modules. Now I try to run `udevtrigger` but it doesn't detect my
>network card. Loading the module manually with `modprobe pcnet32` works
>fine. I am trying this in a VMware virtual machine.
>Does anybody have a hint for me?

1) delete udev and use busybox's mdev instead
2) echo alias eth0 pcnet32 >> /etc/modprobe.conf; ifup eth0
 or something to that effect.

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