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3saul 11-07-2005 04:38 PM

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?

phsythax 11-07-2005 04:55 PM

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?

phil.d.g 11-07-2005 05:14 PM

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

3saul 11-08-2005 12:13 AM

That's fine - I have compiled in filesystems and ide/scsi/sata - how do I configure grub?

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