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Re: better initrd for potato (was Re: debian 2.1r3 needed and release team coordination)

On Mon, Apr 12, 1999 at 09:38:12PM -0400, James R. Van Zandt wrote:
> Enrique Zanardi <ezanardi@ull.es> writes:
> > That will give the user a smaller kernel, that loads faster and uses
> > less memory, and probably will fit his needs without having to
> > recompile.  That also helps while building different rescue disks.
> IIRC, this thread started with the question of whether we should go to
> a two-floppy installation set.  I don't think initrd helps shrink the
> installation set.  You still have to include all the scsi and ethernet
> card drivers.  With initrd, you don't have to compile them into the
> kernel, but you still need the modules around.

Of course, but you don't need SCSI drivers on the first floppy unless
you have a SCSI-only system. And then you don't need IDE drivers. We may
build a modular system with different rescue disks for different needs
just changing the modules in there, not by having dozens of different
"unofficial" kernels.
Enrique Zanardi					   ezanardi@ull.es

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