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Old 12-12-2011, 10:44 PM
Karl Goetz
 
Default Red Hat is moving from / to /usr/

On Mon, 12 Dec 2011 08:11:55 +0100
Reinhard Tartler <siretart@debian.org> wrote:

> On Mo, Dez 12, 2011 at 05:36:41 (CET), Karl Goetz wrote:
>
> [...]
>
> >> The initramfs on the other hand is made to fit. So if /usr isn't
> >> on a networking filesystem (NFS) then you won't get networking
> >> stuff in the initramfs. No raid then mdadm isn't included. No lvm
> >> and the initramfs gets smaller again. And only select modules for
> >> one kernel are in there. Huge space saving again. So an initramfs
> >> will/can be minimal.
> >
> > I assume this means it will be impossible to swap the hdd from one
> > system to another without rebuilding the initramfs? Seems like a
> > step backwards for flexability.
>
> Trimming the initramfs is an *optional* feature.
>
> cf. /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.conf

Thanks for clearing that up.
kk

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