[lfs-chat] Initramfs (part 1)

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Sun Sep 4 11:46:19 PDT 2016

On Sun, Sep 04, 2016 at 05:37:13PM +0000, Peng HG wrote:
> Rob Landley published an article about initramfs (https://landley.net/writing/rootfs-howto.html) which I think is interesting not just on account of initramfs alone, but also because it answers a whole bunch of Linux FAQs like how small can you make Linux, how to make a LiveCD, can Linux exist apart from GNU tools, etc. Everyone should try the exercise in the article -- it's really short and simple; I took about 15 minutes to do it. Basically it goes like this (I'm using Lubuntu, you may adjust some details to fit your system):
> Requirements: 64-bit system, UEFI non-secure-boot, a USB stick containing a FAT32 partition with esp and boot flags turned on.

UEFI is a bit of a heavy requirement.

I keep hoping to find time to test an initramfs, but there are far
more interesting, (or important), things which always get in the way.

`I shall take my mountains', said Lu-Tze. `The climate will be good
for them.'     -- Small Gods

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