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Re: initrd.img ?

On Thu, 3 Mar 2005, Paul J. Lucas wrote:

> On Thu, 3 Mar 2005, Eric Cooper wrote:
> > If you compile in "enough" drivers, instead of making them modules,
> > you won't need an initrd.  "Enough" means at least the driver for your
> > hard disk, the filesystem for your root partition, and maybe your
> > keyboard, mouse, and video.
>  	Why wouldn't you compile-in filesystem and video support?  I
>  	mean, the system has to use them the entire time it's up.  So
>  	why would anybody make them module?
>  	- Paul

 Debian, like any other distro, tries to support a large number of
machines with a single kernel.  For that, it makes sense to build
everything as modules.

 das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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