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Re: [PATCH] memdisk plus lnxboot extension

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] memdisk plus lnxboot extension
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 14:57:57 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Tue, Jan 22, 2008 at 12:25:49PM +0800, Bean wrote:
> > but, what is the advantage in that?  Is there any use case in which the 
> > first
> > option is not good but the second is?
> Some advantages of using external initrd:
> 1, Resolve size limit for core.img
> core.img can't be too large, otherwise it doesn't fit inside
> conventional memory. external initrd doesn't have this problem.


> 2. Easy to modify
> users may not know how to create core.img, but modifying files in a,
> say, tar or cpio archive is very easy. They can do simple tasks like
> replacing splash image without too much knowledge of grub2.
> 3. Multiple configuration
> We can use the same core.img, but different initrd to start grub2 with
> different configuration.

I don't think these two make a big difference, but well.

No objection from me, then.

Robert Millan

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