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I've been thinking about the problem of the conflation of every
executable into /usr. If /usr isn't on /, the system can't boot without
special preperations. Nothing new here.
The method usually discussed is to copy the booting software into an
initramfs on a partition other than /usr, and use this to mount /usr.
My question: what, technically, prevents me from copying the booting
software instead to /sbin and booting the system that way?
Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).