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SubjectRe: [GIT PATCH] driver core patches against 2.6.24
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On Fri, 2008-01-25 at 13:58 -0800, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > On Fri, 25 Jan 2008, Jon Masters wrote:
> >
> >> Right. I assumed that Linus was calling mkinitrd but was being bitten by
> >> one of the occasional assumptions (I believe we make in that script)
> >>
> >
> > No. I really am not. My /etc/grub.conf looks like this:
> >
> > title Linux
> > root (hd0,0)
> > kernel /vmlinuz ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
> > initrd /initrd-2.6.23.14-107.fc8.img
> >
> > ie I literally run the fedora initrd.
> >
> > I switch kernels, not initrd's. I don't even want to know if the initrd
> > contains some distro-specific setup...
>
> The distro mkinird can reconstruct it containing your freshly built
> modules (if any) and any other distro goo which needs to go in there.
> /initrd-2.6.23.14-107.fc8.img doesn't come out of an rpm; its built by
> an installer script when you install the kernel, and you can run the
> same script on your kernels.
>
> Does you use "make modules_install install" when you build the kernel?
> It just does the right thing for me under F8, including rebuilding
> initrd and updating grub.conf.

My wish is that distros would just boot without requiring an initrd. I
know how to make them for redhat and debian based distros, but the fact
that you can't (easily) cross-build them makes it a very tedious
construct.

I can butcher the distros into booting and ignore the errors on bootup
that whine that modules are missing, but really.



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