Re: RFC: live-initramfs 2.x features
On 19/01/2010 17:09, Daniel Baumann wrote:
As a first step, I'd like to gather a list of features (not their
implementation!, that's a step later) that you need/want/like/use/miss
Here are the things I was thinking about:
- You should be able to boot a live system and it should be able to
mount certain partitions that it reads from some config file in the
- The ability to set the minimum size of the resulting binary image.
When I build, I want the result to be 200MB, even if the total binary
size is only 135MB. This is useful if you want to save some
configuration information on the binary filesystem when using an USB
stick to boot. This brings me to my next point...
- The ability that the USB stick you boot from gets mounted under some
directory so that it is accessible to write on.
- When the host has e.g. 2.6.26 as kernel, and the image you are
building contains a 2.6.30 kernel, the uname -a function executed within
the chroot needs to be replaced if you want to compile kernel modules
inside the chroot, otherwise you get 2.6.26 as a result. Maybe there are
other commands that suffer from this?