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    Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl wrote:
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    > From alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk Wed May 23 14:16:46 2001
    >
    > > It is entirely possible to remove all partition table handling code
    > > from the kernel. User space can figure out where the partitions
    > > are supposed to be and tell the kernel.
    > > For the initial boot this user space can be in an initrd,
    > > or it could just be a boot parameter: rootdev=/dev/hda,
    > > rootpartition:offset=N,length=L, rootfstype=ext3.
    >
    > Not if you want compatibility.
    >
    > I don't think compatibility is a problem.
    > It would go like this: at configure time you get the
    > choice of the default initrd or a custom initrd.

    But I don't want an initrd. I want to get the root fs directly from
    disk the way I always have. Initrd may be useful for install floppies
    and such, not something I want for an ordinary installed system.

    The kernel parameter way is better, just add to lilo.conf
    and it works. Forcing an initrd is also incompatibility,
    because I don't use one now.

    Helge Hafting
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