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Bug#499093: marked as done (Document MODULES=dep requirement for lilo)

Your message dated Wed, 25 Feb 2009 16:20:07 +0100
with message-id <20090225152007.GH1980@dedibox.ebzao.info>
and subject line Closing "pending" Lenny release-notes bugs
has caused the Debian Bug report #499093,
regarding Document MODULES=dep requirement for lilo
to be marked as done.

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Package: release-notes
Severity: normal


The default setting for initramfs is MODULES=most, meaning that it will
try to install a lot of modules that aren't necessary for the system
you're running on.

With the kernel in lenny, on at least amd64 (I didn't try i386), this
results in an initramfs image that is too large for lilo to load. As a
result, this renders the system unbootable.

It should be documented that users who wish to keep using lilo should
use MODULES=dep, and the effect of this setting (that it loads only
those modules that are required for the system mkinitramfs is running

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-powerpc
Locale: LANG=nl_BE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=nl_BE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 01:31:39PM +0100, W. Martin Borgert wrote:
> Quoting "Simon Paillard" <simon.paillard@resel.enst-bretagne.fr>:
>> Can we :
>> - asssume all pending bugs have been commited to SVN ?
> Yes.

Closing Lenny release-notes pending bugs, since the relevant patches have been
commited to SVN trunk and are published on line at

Sorry for the mass mail.

Simon Paillard

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