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Old 05-21-2005, 10:05 AM   #1
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What condition I don't need initrd?

I know initrd file contains modules & drivers, while I installed LFS system, I compiled a single kernel. I selected some items to be M(module) when menuconfig, so what's the difference between these 2 modules type?

Old 05-21-2005, 03:39 PM   #2
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Initrd is needed when your kernel requires certain modules when booting (before the partition with modules is mounted). If you need the modules later (like sound card), they don't need to be in initrd.
Old 05-21-2005, 11:26 PM   #3
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yes like above answer
kernel needs hard drive and filesystem support built in and not as modules to boot without initrd

support included (built in) is available to the kernel without going through loading a module

my suggestion is to build everything you need into the kernel accept sound support
and build sound as loadable modules and for me my third party video driver is a loadable module but that'a all i use as modules on lfs6
Old 05-22-2005, 02:59 AM   #4
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Yes I know, thank you.


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