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Re: initrd support?

olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net, le Wed 23 Dec 2009 17:18:14 +0100, a écrit :
> On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 11:06:05AM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > I'm having a look at things that we're still missing for the Debian
> > installer.
> [...]
> > At least one thing that we don't have is initrd support.  Is there
> > anybody who has already thought/done anything for that?
> Is it feasible to modify the installer not to require an initrd?...
> It's rather pointless, as long as all drivers are compiled into the
> kernel.

The installer doesn't use the initrd for drivers. It uses it to ship the
/ filesystem containing the installer without having to divine the /dev
entry where the Linux kernel will be able to find the CD-ROM/USB-key, or
automatically setup networking to get /.

> > Or maybe use serverboot?
> Wasn't the whole point of creating GRUB, to make serverboot obsolete?...
> :-)

I think so yes, but well :)


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