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SubjectRe: [PATCH] struct char_device
Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl wrote:
>
> 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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