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From: Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: After /usr conflation: why not copy booting software to /sbin rather than initramfs?
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 14:59:07
Message-Id: 20120328155636.5296a82d@hactar.digimed.co.uk
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: After /usr conflation: why not copy booting software to /sbin rather than initramfs? by Alan Mackenzie
On Wed, 28 Mar 2012 14:01:32 +0000, Alan Mackenzie wrote:

> > Read my other mail and pay attention to the difference between > > transient and persistent. > > In my proposed solution, the executables in /sbin would only exist until > /usr had been mounted and the runtime PATH set up. After the > unification of /usr, /sbin won't even exist (apart from in schemes like > mine).
What happens to files that are installed to /bin, /sbin or /lib by default? Where do kernel modules go?
> I look forward with foreboding to the time when such recovery will not > be possible. Only a legacy Gentoo system or a recovery CD will help > then. I think it highly probable that "can't boot" bugs will continue > to happen occasionally. I'd like to carry on having a bootable > skeleton system for when this happens.
When an initramfs fails to boot, it drops you to a busybox shell, although I also have a SystemRescueCD ISO in /boot for such situations. -- Neil Bothwick Top Oxymorons Number 12: Plastic glasses

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