I have just finished reading all the posts in the HAL with slack 12 sticky and found it extremely helpful. I am running a custom version of the generic SMP kernel using an initrd.gz to load my ext2 filesystem module and HAL works great.
My question is this:
Is it possible to compile the necessary filesystem support into this kernel directly to avoid using the initrd.gz? When I was creating the config file I didn't see an option for ext2 (don't ask me why I chose this partition type) and I don't want to go back to the huge kernel and lose HAL functionality.
On the other hand, is it possible to change the partition type to ext3 without losing data?
Thanks in advance and HI PAPPY_MCFAE if you're out there. I really enjoyed reading your posts.