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From: Alan Mackenzie <acm@×××.de>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] After /usr conflation: why not copy booting software to /sbin rather than initramfs?
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:40:18
Message-Id: 20120327133728.GA3754@acm.acm
1 Hello, Gentoo.
3 I've been thinking about the problem of the conflation of every
4 executable into /usr. If /usr isn't on /, the system can't boot without
5 special preperations. Nothing new here.
7 The method usually discussed is to copy the booting software into an
8 initramfs on a partition other than /usr, and use this to mount /usr.
10 My question: what, technically, prevents me from copying the booting
11 software instead to /sbin and booting the system that way?
13 --
14 Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).