LPC: Booting and systemd
Posted Sep 15, 2011 7:58 UTC (Thu) by eru
Parent article: LPC: Booting and systemd
His idea is to create a /firstboot directory with a simple filesystem and populate it with a single Linux kernel and an initramfs image whose sole purpose is to find the real kernel and boot that. This kernel will naturally understand Linux filesystems, and [...]
Doesn't this require a whole primary partition dedicated to the "boot loader Linux" with its simple filesystem (minix?)? GRUB at least can keep its stuff in the same partition as the Linux installation: A /boot partition is not mandatory. I often find partitions becoming a scarce resource when playing with different distributions or OS'es on the same machine.
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