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Re: Kernel compile the old way

On Saturday 11 November 2006 20:00, Wackojacko wrote:
> Marc Wilson wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 10, 2006 at 02:10:53PM -0600, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
> >> make menuconfig
> >> make-kpkg --revision 1 kernel_image
> >
> > Don't you end up with an initrd that way?  I admit to never wasting my
> > time with kernel-package, but I thought you couldn't avoid one if you
> > insisted on using it.
> No if you want an initrd you have to specify it to make-kpkg.
> Wackojacko

What exactly are the advantages of using an initrd?
Oh I know it is Initial RAM Disk..but does it speed up the boot process or 
something?? Just curious...
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