SE Linux installer changes needed - was Re: /etc/ld.so.cache and FC4T3

Jeremy Katz katzj at redhat.com
Tue May 17 00:43:31 UTC 2005


On Mon, 2005-05-16 at 13:36 -0400, Peter Jones wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-05-17 at 01:44 +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> > On Tuesday 17 May 2005 01:13, Peter Jones <pjones at redhat.com> wrote:
> > > > initrd.  Sure an initrd can support ext2 with labels, but that's not
> > > > being done at the moment and such a significant change is unlikely to be
> > > > made to the installer in a hurry.
> > >
> > > Anaconda has been using initramfs for boot media since November.  Are
> > > you sure you mean initrd?
> > 
> > That was my understanding of it, I thought that initrd=whatever for the boot 
> > loaded made it use initrd.  Could you please give me a URL for the correct 
> > information.
> 
> I don't have a url, but if you look at linux/init/initramfs.c, it
> appears to just check the magic bytes for the filesystem in whatever you
> pass it; if it's a cramfs image, it uses initramfs.

Correction: cramfs has nothing to do with an initramfs.  An initramfs is
just a gzipped cpio archive that gets exploded out onto the default
kernel rootfs.

Jeremy




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