[Lvlug] Re: booting RH9
faber at linuxnj.com
Sun Jul 24 22:15:59 EDT 2005
On 24/07/05 22:03 -0400, dann s washko wrote:
> 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 should have said "that's why all of these directories should be on the
same partition". If all of these are on the same partition and
something goes wrong with the initrd, you still have enough ofa system
to do recovery work. If initrd gets hosed and /bin and /sbin are on
another partition, you're hosed.
> >>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.
Which is why I said what I said. :-)
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