Bug#349123: Is mkvmlinuz a ramdisk creator?
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On Fri, 27 Jan 2006 20:37:51 +0100
Sven Luther <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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
> 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
> Furthermore mkvmlinuz can be used to build zImage kernels without
> So, no there is no need for a dependency on a ramdisk creator.
I agree. But perhaps a suggests then? And suggest a kernel image too?
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