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Re: some aboot question

On Thu, Jan 25, 2007 at 09:04:54PM +0100, Adrian Zaugg wrote:
> Dear list

> Why must the boot partition for alpha be ext2? Isn't ext2 and ext3 the
> same for a read-only operation?

No; in practice, I found that aboot would not correctly traverse directories
on an ext3 filesystem, so the installer enforces ext2 for /boot.

> How can aboot read its config file in /etc, which could reside on just any
> fancy fs?

It doesn't, it reads it from /etc on the designated boot partition.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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