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Date:	Sat, 07 Apr 2007 18:02:37 -0700
From:	johnrobertbanks@...tmail.fm
To:	Valdis.Kletnieks@...edu
Cc:	"Ignatich" <ignatich@...il.com>, reiserfs-list@...esys.com,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: COMPILING AND CONFIGURING A NEW KERNEL.


> It is quite possible to build a kernel that has all the drivers built-in,
> but still require an initrd file.  For instance, if you have a recent
> RedHat or Fedora system, '/' may very well be on an LVM partition, which
> means you need an initrd to do a 'lvm varyonvg' before mounting your real
> root filesystem will work....

Thanks Valdis,

Thats interesting, I didn't know that. 

Do you know if deb-pkg and rpm-pkg take care of creating the initrd
automatically.

I seriously doubt they do.

Actually, I guess I only need to compile another kernel to find out.

John.
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