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Re: from / to /usr/: a summary

Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> writes:

> Hi,
> Just a quick side-note.
> The main technical difficulty seems to be platforms where it is common
> to boot without an initramfs (for example, if it is hard to
> reconfigure the bootloader and the bootloader is already set up to use
> a plain kernel).
> Hope that helps,
> Jonathan

Does it have to be an initramfs? What if you unpack the generated
initramfs to /initramfs and divert /sbin/init to run from there.

Sure it would require some tricks and some binaries in /. You could do
it with just a working shell in /. Nowhere the amount of tools needed to
mount /usr.

It wouldn't be the most pretty but that would be the cost for setups
that can't have initramfs.


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