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Re: initrd history lesson, please

On Sat, 12 Apr 2003 17:02:29 -0400
Tom Allison <tallison@tacocat.net> wrote:

> Why did Debian incorporate the initrd process into the 2.4.xx kernel
> builds?

So that more hardware and filesystems could be supported in the default
kernels, without bloating them too much.

Basically the initrd contains modules needed by the kernel before they can
be read from a mounted filesystem.


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