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Old 10-23-2004, 09:06 PM   #1
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Question ext2 filesystem, do I need a initrd, confirmation?

After printing and reading the Slackware initrd mini HOWTO.

It says that I don't need to worry about the initrd if I use the ext2 partition as my root filesystem.

So does this mean that once I install the first two packages:


I can update my lilo.conf to see the correct boot image and I should be well on my way?

I have searched LQ on this subject with little results, therefore any direction or advice is greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-23-2004, 11:13 PM   #2
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I've been using slack for a couple of years now, and haven't ever had to use an initrd. I've used ext2, ext3, and now reiserfs on my root partition without the need for it.

All of the packaged slack kernels should include support for the filesystems available during install.

Also, since a default full install of slack doesn't include an initrd, I wouldn't figure that a kernel upgrade would require one. That would get confusing.



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