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Re: parted, distro-default lilo/grub menu item

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: parted, distro-default lilo/grub menu item
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 01:04:00 +1100
User-agent: Mutt/1.4i

On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 12:25:50AM +1100, Timshel Knoll wrote:
> Hrm, Debian's grub currently ships with an update-grub script that 
> automagically looks for kernels in /boot and adds them to the menu.lst, 
> I wonder if it could be modified to be more extensible ..

So, I guess it should look for initrd's as well.
There's an issue of which initrd should go with which kernel...

What's a good standard extension for initrds?  .img I guess, since
it looks like a file system image (as opposed to a kernel image)

Another option would be /boot/ramdisks/* and /boot/kernels/*

> Lilo should be pretty easy too, just doing something like:
> image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.19
>       initrd = /boot/parted.gz
>       append="root=/dev/ram0"
> should do the trick, AFAICT.

Right.  Plus some cosmetic changes for setting a nice menu item
name ("parted").

> > Ideas?
> Sounds cool, I'd be willing to do this for Debian. I just need a decent 
> portable way to build an appropriate initrd's on a Debian system, might 
> look at this if I've got time over the next few weeks ...

Great :)


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