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Thanks for clearing that up. I have never really played with initrd
images - never needed to before - so I was unaware they were loaded by
the boot loader (e.g. SILO) - I figured the path was provided to the
kernel, which then loaded it from disk. My mistake. Thanks for the
correction. Looks like a good solution.
Thanks all for the help.
--- Andrew Gaffney <email@example.com> wrote:
> BRM wrote:
> > --- Ivan Kabaivanov <chepati@...> wrote:
> >> On Thursday 28 February 2008, BRM wrote:
> >>> Thanks. Quick additional Q though -
> >>> where's the best place to store the initrd? USB? Floppy? CD?
> >> the most logical place -- /boot, right next to the kernel image.
> > Obviously - but on what storage medium?
> > If the kernel can't access the hard drive connected to the QLA2xxx
> > controller, then I can't mount /boot if it is on the hard drive.
> > the OpenBoot PROM might be able to load SILO from the hard drive,
> > then can SILO load the kernel from the hard drive (probably)? So,
> > comes back to my question - can the system boot from a USB device?
> > Otherwise, I have to either do a network boot (not sure how initrd
> > retrieval works there; but I don't really have the resources to do
> > any way), or use the floppy or CD; or go to OpenSolaris.
> Are you being purposely dense? It's already been stated (probably
> more than
> once) that SILO is capable of loading the kernel *and* initramfs from
> the disk
> via OBP. You don't need to stick the initramfs on any other medium.
> As for booting from USB, I'm not sure. I don't have any systems with
> USB, so I
> can't test it myself. However, my guess would be no.
> Andrew Gaffney
> Gentoo Linux Developer Catalyst/Installer + x86 release
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