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SubjectRe: Kernel setup() and initrd problems
H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Chris Friesen wrote:

>>Maybe I'm just confused.

> I think so.
> The way to get around the historical baggage is to tell the kernel that
> the initrd is a "permanent" initrd by using the "root=/dev/ram0"
> command-line option. This has the side effect of bypassing all the
> initrd historical crap and instead spawning /sbin/init using PID 1, like
> any other system would do. Now you can just pivot and "exec /sbin/init"
> like you should be.

Thanks for that excellent explanation.


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