[Lvlug] Re: booting RH9
dann s washko
dann at thelinuxlink.net
Sun Jul 24 22:03:50 EDT 2005
Faber Fedor wrote:
> On 24/07/05 17:50 -0400, Mark wrote:
>>On Sunday 24 July 2005 04:45 pm, Faber Fedor wrote:
>>>On 24/07/05 12:29 -0400, Mark wrote:
>>>>What is the minimun that has to be on the boot drive (/dev/hda?) to start
>>>>a RH9 system? Without really thinking about it I'm inclined to believe
>>>>all I need is /boot?
>>>/, /boot, /bin, /etc, and /sbin should be enough to get you up and running.
>>>As a matter of fact, that's why all of these directories are on the same
No, they are under the same file structure, not necessarily on the same
partition. You should be able to get away with only boot provided you
have your scsi modules loaded into the kernel or you use initrd (the
latter is usually preferrable with some scsi hardware).
>>I was talking with Linc and he thought /root and /usr probably wouldn't hurt
> They won't hurt, but they are not *necessary* to boot the system.
But anyway, perhaps I would agree with Faber, the directories he
mentioned would not have a lot of data being written to them.
>>I think that may already be the case with RH. I'll have to double check but
>>all the SCSI drivers are there during installation so I figured they were
>>already compiled in or are using an initrd.
> Probably in the initrd and not compiled in.
If I am not mistaken, most distros these days are using initrd and not
compiling in the the majority of modules.
Since all the gold is going to be on the SCSI drives, and the bios has
already gone bad, I'd be leary about using this hardware for production
use. But that is me. I trust you are making good backups.
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