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How do I add device drivers that are missing on Linux boot media?

How do I add device drivers that are missing on Linux boot media?
My SCSI or network devices were not available when I booted from the Storix boot media. When I looked for them in "Select SCSI/Network Modules" they were not listed.


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If you find that your SCSI or network devices were not available upon booting from the Storix boot media or not listed in "Select SCSI/Network Modules", it could indicate that your device modules were not included on the boot media or not listed in our master modules file.

To add the missing SCSI device modules perform the following steps on the client that the boot media will be created on:

1. Make a copy of the original bootlist file into your "custom" directory on the client used to create the media. The boot media creation process will always check there first, and creating the custom version will assure that it is not overwritten when updating the SBAdmin software.
# cp /opt/storix/config/bootlist_scsi /storix/config/bootlist_scsi
(assuming /storix is the Storix data directory)

2. Edit the "custom" bootlist file by adding your modules.
# vi /storix/config/bootlist_scsi
Add your module below the line "#$ SCSI adapters".
Example:
MOD:S:dc395x_trm:DC-395U SCSI adapter support
Format:
MOD:S:module name:description

3. Contact Storix Support so that we may add them to our master list. We make a huge effort to keep this list current, but it can be very difficult to maintain with the large number of new and rare devices in use.