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    SubjectRe: LILO calling modprobe?
    On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 02:58:18PM -0500, Stephen C Burns wrote:

    > Each time I run lilo, I receive the following message in syslog:
    >
    > modprobe: Can't locate module block-major-3
    >
    > This machine has no IDE devices. when I run lilo in verbose mode, I see
    > that it is querying all possible hard disks in /dev (e.g. Caching device
    > /dev/hda (0x0300, etc.). I am, in fact, running an older version of
    > LILO (0.21) but upgrading when it is not necessary frightens me.

    Well, why not look at the source, then?

    void preload_dev_cache(void)
    {
    char tmp[10];
    int i;

    cache_add("/dev/hda",0x300);
    for (i = 1; i <= 8; i++) {
    sprintf(tmp,"/dev/hda%d",i);
    cache_add(tmp,0x300+i);
    }
    cache_add("/dev/hdb",0x340);
    for (i = 1; i <= 8; i++) {
    sprintf(tmp,"/dev/hdb%d",i);
    cache_add(tmp,0x340+i);
    }
    cache_add("/dev/sda",0x800);
    for (i = 1; i <= 8; i++) {
    sprintf(tmp,"/dev/sda%d",i);
    cache_add(tmp,0x800+i);
    }
    cache_add("/dev/sdb",0x810);
    for (i = 1; i <= 8; i++) {
    sprintf(tmp,"/dev/sdb%d",i);
    cache_add(tmp,0x810+i);
    }
    }

    Before doing anything LILO v21 collects the hda, hdb, sda, sdb info.
    There is no problem, certainly no kernel problem.
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