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From: Neil Bothwick <neil@...>
Subject: Re: Re: After /usr conflation: why not copy booting software to /sbin rather than initramfs?
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 15:56:36 +0100
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

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-- Alan Mackenzie
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