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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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