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From: Dale <rdalek1967@...>
Subject: Re: Re: After /usr conflation: why not copy booting software to /sbin rather than initramfs?
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 21:39:02 -0500
Canek Peláez Valdés wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 7:53 PM, Dale <rdalek1967@...> wrote:
>> Alan Mackenzie wrote:
>>
>>> Incidentally, dracut says it won't work on a kernel without modules.  I
>>> don't know if it's true or not.
>>>
>>
>> Oh really?  I don't use modules and I am the one having issues with not
>> being able to su to root from a user.  I wonder if that is related
>> somehow.  o_O
> 
> I don't use modules either (except scsi_wait_scan.ko; you cannot get
> rid of that one), I use dracut, and I can su just fine.
> 
> Dale, can you please post the dracut comand you used to create your
> initramfs? Also, the DRACUT_MODULES you have defined, and the contents
> of /etc/dracut.conf?
> 
> Not being able to su sounds incredible weird.
> 
> Regards.


Here is one:

root@fireball / # cat /etc/dracut.conf


# Sample dracut config file





logfile=/var/log/dracut.log


fileloglvl=6





# Exact list of dracut modules to use.  Modules not listed here are not
going

# to be included.  If you only want to add some optional modules use


# add_dracutmodules option instead.


#dracutmodules+=""





# Dracut modules to omit


#omit_dracutmodules+=""



# Dracut modules to add to the default
#add_dracutmodules+="lvm fstab-sys usrmount"

# additional kernel modules to the default
#add_drivers+=""

# list of kernel filesystem modules to be included in the generic initramfs
filesystems+="ext2 reiserfs ext3"

# build initrd only to boot current hardware
#hostonly="yes"
#

# install local /etc/mdadm.conf
mdadmconf="yes"

# install local /etc/lvm/lvm.conf
lvmconf="yes"

# A list of fsck tools to install. If it's not specified, module's hardcoded
# default is used, currently: "umount mount /sbin/fsck* xfs_db xfs_check
# xfs_repair e2fsck jfs_fsck reiserfsck btrfsck". The installation is
# opportunistic, so non-existing tools are just ignored.
#fscks=""

# inhibit installation of any fsck tools
#nofscks="yes"
root@fireball / #

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The command I use is:

dracut /boot/initramfs-<kernel version here>

I name each one according to kernel versions.  I try to keep a few back
up kernels in case one gets borked or something.  It makes cleaning
easier if I know which files belong to what.  Anyway.

I also looked back at the log for the last build.  The only thing I
found that may resemble a error would be it skipping file systems that I
don't have installed or built into the kernel, in other words, things I
don't use to begin with.  I didn't see it complain about anything
missing or broken.

I agree it is weird that su to root doesn't work.  I have not been able
to find anything related with SP, read as Google replacement search tool
www.startpage.com since Google got nosey.  lol  From what I have read,
it shouldn't matter but I can boot with the init thingy and it fails
everytime.  When I boot without the init thingy, it works fine.  Weird
is a good word to describe it.

I noticed dracut just got updated.  I have dracut-017-r3 installed now.

I may stick a small drive in my old rig, x86, and try to figure this
mess out on it.  Maybe try putting /usr and /var on LVM and really make
a mess of things.  lol

Dale

:-)  :-)

-- 
I am only responsible for what I said ... Not for what you understood or
how you interpreted my words!

Miss the compile output?  Hint:
EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS="--quiet-build=n"


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Re: Re: After /usr conflation: why not copy booting software to /sbin rather than initramfs?
-- Canek Peláez Valdés
References:
Re: After /usr conflation: why not copy booting software to /sbin rather than initramfs?
-- Alan Mackenzie
Re: After /usr conflation: why not copy booting software to /sbin rather than initramfs?
-- Neil Bothwick
Re: After /usr conflation: why not copy booting software to /sbin rather than initramfs?
-- che
RE: Re: After /usr conflation: why not copy booting software to /sbin rather than initramfs?
-- Mike Edenfield
Re: Re: After /usr conflation: why not copy booting software to /sbin rather than initramfs?
-- Alan Mackenzie
Re: Re: After /usr conflation: why not copy booting software to /sbin rather than initramfs?
-- Alan McKinnon
Re: Re: After /usr conflation: why not copy booting software to /sbin rather than initramfs?
-- Alan Mackenzie
Re: Re: After /usr conflation: why not copy booting software to /sbin rather than initramfs?
-- Alan McKinnon
Re: Re: After /usr conflation: why not copy booting software to /sbin rather than initramfs?
-- Alan Mackenzie
Re: Re: After /usr conflation: why not copy booting software to /sbin rather than initramfs?
-- Neil Bothwick
Re: Re: After /usr conflation: why not copy booting software to /sbin rather than initramfs?
-- Alan Mackenzie
Re: Re: After /usr conflation: why not copy booting software to /sbin rather than initramfs?
-- Dale
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-- Canek Peláez Valdés
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