Subject: Re: Image is 3387 bytes (3 KB) too big to fit on 2 disks
To: None <,,>
From: Ben Collver <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/09/2006 10:48:08
On Tue, May 09, 2006 at 06:27:07PM +0100, David Laight wrote:
> One very useful feature of the current 'kernel+ramdisk' is that you can
> pxeboot (or equiv.) the install kernel, then continue the install
> using ftp (etc) to load the sets.
> I don't think that requiring the 'root' filesystem come from another
> device gives anything like the same flexibility.  Indeed I suspect
> it would require extra kernels (etc) to be built over and above the
> 'too many' that are built today.

Do you think it would work to netboot a kernel and then use NFS root?

On the other hand, I once did an install on an old laptop with only a
floppy and a serial port.  It is nice to have slattach and a shell on