New debconf template for the linux package
I intend to add a new debconf template in the linux package, that will
appear on mips/mipsel systems. As English is a foreign language for me
I appreciate if some people can review it. Thanks in advance.
--- debian/templates/image.plain.templates.in (révision 21498)
+++ debian/templates/image.plain.templates.in (copie de travail)
@@ -36,3 +36,17 @@
It is highly recommended to abort the kernel removal unless you are
prepared to fix the system after removal.
+_Description: Boot loader configuration must be updated
+ Historically MIPS kernels were compiled so that they can boot without
+ initrd (i.e. with disk and filesystem drivers built-in), as some bootloaders
+ did not support booting with an initrd. This isn't the case anymore, so this
+ image now uses initrd.
+ Your current kernel has been booted without initrd. Please make sure to
+ configure your bootloader to use initrd, otherwise there is a danger that
+ the system will fail to boot. Your system might still be able to boot
+ without initrd, but this likely won't be the case for the next versions
+ of this package.
Aurelien Jarno GPG: 4096R/1DDD8C9B