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Re: interesting times installing 2.4.17 in Woody...

> From: Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>
> Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 08:02:33 +1100
> To: jg@pa.dec.com (Jim Gettys), debian-devel@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: interesting times installing 2.4.17 in Woody...
> -----
> Jim Gettys <jg@pa.dec.com> wrote:
> > o gnome battery aplet is advising me the kernel may not have APM support.
> > Is this true?  Do I have to build a kernel to get it?  This would be
> > unfortunate....
> Put apm in /etc/modules.


> > On the laptop, Keith's suggestion was different: to add ext3 to my initrd. 
> > Using mkinitrd did the trick, and now my laptop is running ext3 on the
> > root.  It sure would be nice if the initrd that came with current 2.4's
> > after 2.4.16 came with ext3 in it, or if the base system built ext3 in
> > entirely.
> If you have ext3 in your fstab, then the kernel should work out of the
> box.
> --

My point exactly: it didn't work for the root file system until ext3 was
put in the initrd, as it isn't built into the base kernel.  It worked
fine for other file systems.
				- Jim

Jim Gettys
Cambridge Research Laboratory
Compaq Computer Corporation

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