Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Tanstaafl <tanstaafl@×××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Initramfs or move /usr to /, oh my...
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 17:45:29
1 Creating a new thread for this questions since mine got lost in all of
2 the follow-ups...
4 I would really appreciate a meaningful response to this question (maybe
5 I should go ask this on -dev?) - this has the potential to lose me
6 forever as a gentoo user (I'm sure none of you are crying over that, but
7 *I* am), and I've seen other similar comments... I'm thinking of FreeBSD
8 too (and PCBSD for my desktop)...
10 Anyway...
12 On 2012-03-17 12:11 AM, Bruce Hill, Jr.
13 <daddy@×××××××××××××××××××××.com> wrote:
14 > An initramfs which does this is created by
15 >> =sys-kernel/genkernel- or
16 >> =sys-kernel/dracut-017-r1. If you do not want to use these tools, be
17 > sure any initramfs you create pre-mounts /usr.
19 Ok, I have never used genkernel, and have no desire to...
21 I have no idea what dracut is or how to use it...
23 I have a remote system that has /usr on a separate partition.
25 So...
27 How do I find out if I am actually *using* an initramfs right now (I
28 know it is built into the kernel), and
30 If I am not, how do I do this without using genkernel? Is dracut the
31 *only* other option? Is it easy/trivial to set one up manually?
33 I cannot imagine that gentoo is just going to throw me to the wolves
34 like this without providing *in-depth* instructions on how to make sure
35 my system will boot after this update, like they did with the
36 baselayout-2 update...
38 Personally, I have no problem with not having a separate /usr any more,
39 except that I have 3 remote systems that I manage right now that already
40 *have* a separate /usr...
42 On that note - is it possible, and if so, does anyone have any decent
43 detailed How-to's on how I might be able to convert a separate /user to
44 one on directly on / on a running system?


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Initramfs or move /usr to /, oh my... felix@×××××××.com
Re: [gentoo-user] Initramfs or move /usr to /, oh my... Jarry <mr.jarry@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Initramfs or move /usr to /, oh my... Alex Schuster <wonko@×××××××××.org>
Re: [gentoo-user] Initramfs or move /usr to /, oh my... "Canek Peláez Valdés" <caneko@×××××.com>
[gentoo-user] Re: Initramfs or move /usr to /, oh my... walt <w41ter@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Initramfs or move /usr to /, oh my... Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
[gentoo-user] Re: Initramfs or move /usr to /, oh my... "»Q«" <boxcars@×××.net>
Re: [gentoo-user] Initramfs or move /usr to /, oh my... Sebastian Pipping <sping@g.o>