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Re: INSTALL kernel [Re: CVS commit: src/distrib]

On Tue, 25 Nov 2008, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 10:36:26PM +0000, Dennis den Brok wrote:
Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost> schrieb:
Another side effect of this change is that it makes it impossible to load
via tftp a standalone kernel for install/rescue (i.e.
you need a NFS server along with the tftp server). the INSTALL_FLOPPY
is not suitable for this because it lacks drivers for the most recent
ethernet and disk adapters.

While I agree it's not convenient,

It's *really* not convenient

        From the department of "random good ideas which may actually be a

        If a kernel knows both how large it is, plus how much data has
        been loaded by the bootloader, then it should be possible to
        concatenate modules (including the miniroot.kmod) onto the end
        of the kernel, and after loading have it iterate over them.

        Gives you a simple way on any system to construct a single file
        loadable kernel+modules.

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