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Re: mdadm without initramfs



"Boyd Stephen Smith Jr." <bss@iguanasuicide.net> writes:
>In <20100815190053.GA4521@gandalf.home.lxtec.de>, Elimar Riesebieter wrote:
>>How do I set up mdadm to create the root array witout an initramfs?

>You can't.

When did this change?

I have a box (my NAS) that is running Debian stable (lenny) with a
custom 2.6.30 kernel. I never build initramfs images. Currently:

$ df /
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/md0               3842296   1578104   2225156  42% /
$ cat /proc/cmdline
root=/dev/md0 ro 

My /dev/sd[bc]1 partitions are of type 0xFD. /dev/md0 has a version
00.90 superblock.

If I upgrade this kernel, or upgrade to the new stable when it's
released, is this box going to stop booting?


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