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DRIVERS.CONF(5)		    BSD	File Formats Manual	       DRIVERS.CONF(5)

     drivers.conf -- driver configuration file for boot	floppies

     The file drivers.conf is used during the release build process.  A
     FreeBSD release includes two installation floppies.  The first floppy im-
     age, kern.flp, contains a statically linked kernel.  The second floppy
     image, mfsroot.flp, contains sysinstall(8), a collection of essential
     commands necessary	for installation, and kernel modules to	supplement the
     boot kernel.  Once	the system has booted, the modules present in the
     /stand/modules directory of the mfsroot floppy will automatically be
     loaded by sysinstall(8).

     The /usr/src/release/${arch}/drivers.conf file contains a list of drivers
     that should be omitted from the boot kernel and installed as kernel mod-
     ules on the mfsroot floppy.  Each driver is described on a	separate line;
     fields on each line are separated by tabs or spaces.

     The first field, driver, is the name of the driver	in the kernel configu-
     ration file.  This	is used	by to remove drivers from the
     boot floppy kernel	configuration file that	are included as	modules	on the
     mfsroot floppy.

     The second	field, filename, is the	name of	the associated kernel module
     (without the .ko extension).

     The third field, floppy, specifies	which floppy disk should include the
     kernel module.  Currently,	only a value of	2 is valid here	(representing
     mfsroot.flp).  In the future, a third "driver floppy" may be added.

     The fourth	field, type, specifies the driver category.  This field	is
     currently unused.

     The fifth field, description, provides a short description	of the device


     release(7), kldload(8), sysinstall(8)

     FreeBSD Release Engineering,

     The drivers.conf file appeared in FreeBSD 4.5.

     HOSOKAWA, Tatsumi <> originally added support for
     moving kernel modules to the mfsroot installer floppy image.  This	manual
     page was written by Murray	Stokely	<>.

BSD				March 23, 2002				   BSD


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