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Re: Debian-installer use of initrd (was Re: CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM=y)

On Wednesday 16 September 2009, Lee Winter wrote:
> So why can't all of the the lenny/squeeze installations be done with
> the kernel from etch or even sarge?  This would seem to be completely
> within the jurisdiction of the installer team.  Am I missing
> something?

1) Because it still needs to be able to boot on the same (modern) hardware
   as the installed system, and work with current versions of udev, and ...
2) Because using completely different kernel versions in installer builds
   is asking for problems.
3) Because of source compliance rules: the source for that older kernel
   would still have to be included in the current release.


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