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> On Mon, 30 Oct 2000, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>
> > Pardon?! This doesn't make any sense...
> >
> > The question was: how do switch from the initrd to using the ramfs as /?
> > Using pivot_root should do it (after the pivot, you can of course nuke
> > the initrd ramdisk.)
>
> My question is: What do you want to do that for? You can nuke the initrd
> ramdisk, but you can't drop the rd.c code, or ll_rw_blk.c code, etc. So
> why not just keep your root filesystem in the initrd where it started off?
>

Because the stuff on the initrd is not at all what I want in the resultant filesystem. The machine(s) in question are some disk-based some disk-less. I have a system for remote installation/removal of packages (--> the "partition" _has_ to be able to grove/shrink).

The package builder should not have to worry about these details, so the directory hierarcy cannot contain any traces of _how_ the packges got there in the first place.

/Anders





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