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Re: why separate initramfs

Re: why separate initramfs

Posted Nov 26, 2006 0:06 UTC (Sun) by landley (subscriber, #6789)
In reply to: Re: why separate initramfs by ldo
Parent article: Embedded Linux: Small Root Filesystems

If you build an initramfs in and then supply an external one, the external
one gets extracted over the built-in one, with the external one winning in
case of any conflicts (replacing those files).

So you can always add an external initramfs with _just_ the changed files.
Ubuntu's providing an external one because their developers learned with
initrd and have established habits.

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