LFS-6.5 8.3. Linux-2.6.30.2

Baho Utot baho-utot at columbus.rr.com
Wed Feb 24 04:28:38 PST 2010


Simon Geard wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Feb 2010 08:54:35 -0500, Baho Utot <baho-utot at columbus.rr.com>
> wrote:
>   
>> Ok thanks, I would have missed the SATA/IDE as modules, I did pickup on 
>> that it is a good thing to have ext2/3 built in.
>>     
>
> The key thing is that modules aren't available until the root filesystem is
> mounted. Therefore, anything that's required to get to that point cannot be
> a module - specifically, the hardware drivers that allow it to see the
> disk, and the filesystem driver that allows it to read the contents.
> Practically anything else can be a module, but those things cannot be
> (barring initramfs setups, which are very much an experts-only subject).
>
> Simon.
>   
I will need the initramfs later as I would like to have an encrypted 
root file system at some point.
The goal is to replace my current distro with LFS, my current setup has 
encrypted file systems on a raid 5 array, I don't know if I can get 
there...We'll see ;)



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