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Old 11-07-2005, 03:38 PM   #1
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Boot without initrd

I've tried many different ways of booting my machine without an initrd but I can't seem to do it. Is this even possible?
Old 11-07-2005, 03:55 PM   #2
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as far as i know, gentoo needs initrd to detect the hardware on the system, no hardware = not-usable system i think.. but maybee you could use coldplug? anyway why dont you want to use initrd?
Old 11-07-2005, 04:14 PM   #3
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It is possible, however everything needed for the initial boot process (all the modules put in the initrd) needs to be compiled directly into the kernel, of particular note support for your chosen filesystem needs to be compiled directly in the kernel, not as a module
Old 11-07-2005, 11:13 PM   #4
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That's fine - I have compiled in filesystems and ide/scsi/sata - how do I configure grub?


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