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Re: [PATCH] memdisk plus lnxboot extension

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] memdisk plus lnxboot extension
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 00:24:35 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sun, Dec 30, 2007 at 02:48:24PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 29, 2007 at 05:05:16PM +0800, Bean wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > This patch is based on robert's memdisk patch. I also modify lnxboot
> > so that it can load the memdisk using initrd. Changes:
> I'd really like to keep this separate, and get memdisk merged first.
> I recall Marco had some objections to memdisk, so I'd like to get that sorted
> out before we start building on it.

memdisk is merged now, but as for supporting an initrd hack to load it, I'm not
sure if that's a good idea.

Currently, you can do:

  grub-mkimage -m filesystem -o core.img
  cat lnxboot.img core.img > linux_image

what you propose would be:

  grub-mkimage -o core.img
  cat lnxboot.img core.img > linux_image
  [ use filesystem as initrd ]

but, what is the advantage in that?  Is there any use case in which the first
option is not good but the second is?

Robert Millan

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