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Re: daily builds

Glenn McGrath wrote:
> Erik Andersen wrote:
> >
> > On Tue Jan 23, 2001 at 02:11:30PM +1100, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> > >
> > > Im going to try and get a mount package that integrates with main menu,
> > > ive just got to hook together some device, partition and filesystem
> > > selecting code.
> > >
> > > Once we have mount working we can try and make it standalone by
> > > automounting a ramfs from an initrd.
> >
> > Perhaps I am missing something, but doesn't busybox mount do what
> > is needed?
> >
> Yea, busybox mount will be used, but there just have be some
> debconf/main-menu stuff around it for the user interface.

Like, if we put all the core stuff (busybox, main menu, cdebconf, etc)
into an initrd we could then either chroot to a new filesystem, or mount
another partition to get more space.

The default might be to shift the contents of the initrd to ramfs, if
the user has the question priority set to high then where rootfs for the
installer is can be bypassed for them. But if they had the question
level of debconf set to a lower level they could perhaps override the
default and use some other method to find space like a ramdisk (incase
there kernel didnt support ramfs) or a loopfs (if for whatever reason
memory useage was an issue).
That should be possible shouldnt it ?


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