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Bug#349123: Is mkvmlinuz a ramdisk creator?

On Tue, Jan 24, 2006 at 10:35:43AM +0100, Simon Richter wrote:
> Hi,
> Paul TBBle Hampson wrote:
> >Reading the manpage of mkvmlinuz indicates it can _include_ an initrd in
> >its output, but doesn't indicate it can assemble a ramdisk from scripts
> >+ modules + fairy dust. (Or whatever it is they use...)
> Yes, that was badly worded. If it is rightfully not detected as a 
> ramdisk creator because it isn't one, then the problem of not depending 
> on one still remains, however.

Bah, the kernel depends on a ramdisk creator, so there should be no problem.

The ramdisk can be provided by the user and can be any kind of random ramdisk
tool, this is used for example by d-i which builds his own ramdisk.

Furthermore mkvmlinuz can be used to build zImage kernels without ramdisk.

So, no there is no need for a dependency on a ramdisk creator.


Sven Luther

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