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Re: Kernel on rescue disk, what must be compiled in?

On Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 07:58:53PM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Tapio Lehtonen <tale@iki.fi> writes:
> > What must be compiled in to the kernel that replaces the linux in rescue disk? The Installation manual in chapter Technical Information on the boot Floppies says 
> > 	o Initial RAM disk
> > 	o FAT, minix and EXT2 filesystems
> > 	o ELF executables
> > but on the rescue disk the scripts/rescue/messages/C/readme.txt file says 
> >     Configure the kernel with the following facilities linked in: initrd,
> > 	ramdisk, loop, msdos, fat, elf, ext2fs, procfs.
> > 
> > Which is correct? 
RAMdisk, initrd, elf, ext2fs, procfs, msdos, fat is needed compiled in.
CONFIG_SYSCTL and CONFIG_UNIX are needed as well.

Apart from that only the block device and fs drivers needed to boot and to
access the drivers modules:
- to install drivers from floppy: floppy disk and msdos
- to install drivers from cd: (ide or scsi-cd+scsi-lowlevel driver) and
  iso9660 fs.


Plug-and-Play is really nice, unfortunately it only works 50% of the time.
To be specific the "Plug" almost always works.            --unknown source

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