I am trying a hd install on a basic PIII with 20gb IDE hd from an IDE CDROM. I get the 'missing ignore.ko' message everytime I try the install, no matter what options I choose and the install fails. I searched the CD and the ignore.ko file is not on it at all. This is NST 1.20.
Could you run the following two commands on your NST probe and post the results back here?
kudzu -p -s -c ide
kudzu -p -s -c scsi
It sounds like I'm somehow detecting that a "ignore.ko" module is required on your system.
I'm concerned that the auto-scanning for drivers is failing on your system. If your system doesn't need any special modules, you might be able to get around this by adding:
To your invocation of nsthdinstall.
Let me know how you make out.
[root@probe server]# kudzu -p -s -c ide
desc: "VIA Technologies|VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE"
KUDZU for SCSI was blank.
Adding scsi_mod did the trick!
Pardon my ignorance, but since I don't have a SCSI controller, why was that needed?
You don't really need the scsi_mod loaded.
I had you add it simply to prevent the script from trying to scan for necessary modules and thinking it had to install "ignore.ko".
It is apparently a bug in the nsthdinstall script (in the way it tries to auto detect the necessary modules). I will see if I can replicate your situation so that I can reproduce the problem and then fix it.
I had this same problem, also with a via chipset's IDE driver. I used --modules none to get nst installed on my system.
You are correct, using the "--modules none" option prevents the script from trying to guess at what modules are required (and works on most IDE systems). This is a better solution (and actually in the long help) than installing an unneeded module.
I will update the nsthdinstall script for the 1.2.1 release to check for kudzu reporting either "none" OR "ignore", so this will hopefully not be a problem in future releases.
I will also add an entry to the FAQ in regards to this issue.