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Re: Bug#81685: kernel doesn't have serial console

On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 10:35:42PM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Again, my priority is initrd insofar as it widens our base of
> installable systems.  I figured our targets would be the RaidTools
> stuff and PCMCIA/floppy or PCMCIA/cd systems.  Clearly that means the
> initrd for boot-floppies, right?

The Boot floppies themselves don't really require initrd since its root file
system is on a RAM disk.  It's more of a matter to juggle the modules during
installation.  What does require initrd is the rescue floppy that people use
to boot their harddrives in an emergency.

> Which initrd would be useful to you, as the kernel maintainer?

I don't think it's a question of which one is more useful, but which one
is easier to do.  At the moment, the kernel-image package is probably much
easier than the rescue floppy since I can make a new flavour without
disturbing anything else.
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