Re: klibc only initramfs
On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 10:26:48AM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 12:05:03PM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > This is not really a big deal in the case of d-i, since first, when
> > things fail, they fail for everyone who uses the same image, and second,
> > if the installer fails, you just can't install using the broken image,
> > but you can still use the system that's already installed (if any), or
> > fall back to a different install image. Both are not true for initramfs
> > generation.
> You could obviously just fall back to using the full .so in the case of
> initramfs generation.
You could always do that, but it would rather defeat the purpose.
Also, changing back to a working initramfs may be rather hard, depending
on the bootloader in use.
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