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From: Mike Edenfield <kutulu@××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: RE: [gentoo-user] InitRAMFS - boot expert sought
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:35:58
Message-Id: 01de01cd0c26$98088c40$c819a4c0$
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] InitRAMFS - boot expert sought by Michael Mol
1 > > If this is all you need, I recommend you use dracut. The default
2 > > installation (no use-flags or optional modules) will product an
3 > > initramfs that loads whatever you current rootfs and /usr partitions are.
4 > >
5 > > I've been working on updating the wiki with more detailed
6 > > instructions; for your case what's there now ought to be plenty:
7 > >
8 > >
9 >
10 > Dracut is masked on ~amd64. Bugs me, as I'd rather use something like that
11 > than genkernel (I very much like building my own kernels; it helps me keep
12 > things lean, and keeps me familiar with the capabilities of current and future
13 > systems). But now I have to find time to learn how to use Genkernel.
14 >
15 > If we're going to be shoved into tight space like this, I'd be nice if the "you
16 > can just use $x" tools work on stable. I've got three previously-working
17 > systems at home I can't risk rebooting right now because of this udev+/usr
18 > nonsense. I almost invariably put /usr and /home on top of LVM, RAID or
19 > both.
21 I'm pretty sure that a stable Dracut is a prerequisite for a stable udev-182+. Hopefully with more people taking interest in using an initramfs it will stabilize quickly. It's working for me on all of the systems I'm tried it, so I'm going to try switching a couple of servers at work over to using it. But none of them have anything particularly complex (no net boots, for example) so I don't know how much of a test case they'll be :)
23 --Mike


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Re: [gentoo-user] InitRAMFS - boot expert sought Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>