Who maintains initramfs-tools?

Paul Albrecht albrecht at rdi1.com
Tue Jul 22 14:08:14 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-07-22 at 07:31 -0600, Tim Gardner wrote: 
> Paul Albrecht wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Who maintains the initramfs-tools package?
> > 
> >From the changelog I see 5 different people for the last 5 uploads. What
> do you need?

I hacked initramfs-tools so I could run ubuntu on a 2 gigabyte partition
and I was wondering whether it was worthwhile pushing the changes

What I do specifically is first install ubuntu on a 8 gigabyte flash
disk. Then I further configure the system the way I want and squash the
root file system. Finally, I write the squashed root file system to a 2
gigabyte flash disk.

With my hack to initramfs-tools, which simply union mounts the squashed
root with a cow layer, I get a usable desktop on a 2 gigabyte partition.

Paul Albrecht

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