Replacing a kernel
module in initrd
- Use Rox to find the location of initrd (usually at the root
directory where you installed Fatdog64).
- Make a backup of this initrd file, in case you make a
- Click the initrd file. The initrd will be extracted into a
working folder (somewhere under /tmp)
- Inside this folder, there is a file called kernel-modules.sfs
- Open a terminal session from the folder:
- Make sure no file are selected.
- Choose "Window" menu, then then choose "Terminal Here"
- From terminal, run the command unsquashfs
- You will get a new folder created within, called squashfs-root.
- Inside this squashfs-root folder, you can find lib/modules/3.3.2 folder. The version
number (3.3.2) may be different for different version of
- Copy the module you have created in the appropriate location
inside the above folder.
- When done, from terminal, run the command depmod
-b $(pwd)/squashfs-root -a. This will rebuild the
module depedency list.
- Delete the original kernel-modules.sfs. Don't worry, we are
going to build a new one.
- From terminal, run the command mksquashfs
squashfs-root kernel-modules.sfs -comp xz Make sure you
do this after deleting the original kernel-modules.sfs.
- Now remove the squashfs-directory.
- Close your terminal by typing exit,
- Last step - do this if you feel you have done everything
right - click and launch the repack-initrd
from Rox. This will re-build the initrd and delete the working
Note 1: If you make a mistake, just close the folder and you can
Nothing is changed until you do the last step (repack-initrd
Note 2: that you can do the operation from terminal or from Rox,
but please ensure:
- Use terminal commands for those that explicitly mentions
"from terminal, do XXX".
- In terminal, do not "cd" to anywhere else (if you do, please
change to the original directory before you execute the
commands - the instructions above assume you do not change the