Re: How stable is the frozen stretch?
On Sun 14 May 2017 at 04:57:07 (-0500), Richard Owlett wrote:
> On 05/14/2017 02:40 AM, Joe wrote:
> >On Sat, 13 May 2017 20:54:04 -0400
> >RavenLX <email@example.com> wrote:
> >>On 05/13/2017 12:40 PM, Richard Owlett wrote:
> >>>I have a partition whose label is "common".
> >>I could almost smack myself in the head. I had done that when I used
> >>to dual-boot Windows / Linux (now you can see why I'm not a fan of
> >>dual-boot, I guess! LOL!). I also used to dual boot SolydX and SolydK
> >>In my VMs, I do use the guest additions and have a shared directory
> >>(necessity for what I need to do as well).
> >>But that was one way I had shared data.
> >>However, I still balk at dual-booting (like you balk at VMs :) )
> >Another option I've used for some years: a pocket-sized USB hard drive
> >with an i386 all-modules installation, which boots on practically
> >anything that isn't an ARM.
> Can you clarify what you mean by the phrase "i386 all-modules installation"?
Recall this d-i screen?
┌─────────────────────────┤ [?] Install the base system ├─────────────────────────┐
│ The primary function of an initrd is to allow the kernel to mount the root │
│ file system. It therefore needs to contain all drivers and supporting │
│ programs required to do that. │
│ A generic initrd is much larger than a targeted one and may even be so large │
│ that some boot loaders are unable to load it but has the advantage that it │
│ can be used to boot the target system on almost any hardware. With the │
│ smaller targeted initrd there is a very small chance that not all needed │
│ drivers are included. │
│ Drivers to include in the initrd: │
│ generic: include all available drivers │
│ targeted: only include drivers needed for this system │
│ <Go Back> │