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SubjectRe: COMPILING AND CONFIGURING A NEW KERNEL.
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On Fri, 06 Apr 2007 18:26:45 PDT, johnrobertbanks@fastmail.fm said:
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> YOU SHOULD compile all the drivers necessary to boot your system, into
> the kernel (ie, such drivers should not be built as modules).
>
> This way you will NOT need an initrd file.

It is quite possible to build a kernel that has all the drivers built-in,
but still require an initrd file. For instance, if you have a recent
RedHat or Fedora system, '/' may very well be on an LVM partition, which
means you need an initrd to do a 'lvm varyonvg' before mounting your real
root filesystem will work....[unhandled content-type:application/pgp-signature]
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