Who maintains initramfs-tools?
albrecht at rdi1.com
Tue Jul 22 14:39:37 UTC 2008
On Tue, 2008-07-22 at 10:13 -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-07-22 at 09:08 -0500, Paul Albrecht wrote:
> > 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
> > upstream.
> > 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.
> This sounds a lot like our livecd, and even more like the work we've
> done for the classmate PC. I'd compare what you've done with that and
> see if there is anything common.
That's right, it's pretty much the same thing as doing a live boot with
a cd but the difference is that the squash image resides on a flash
Another difference is that the cow layer can either be used for
persistence or not depending on whether a flash partition or tmpfs is
used for the union mount.
To get this to work only requires a hack at the end of the local mount
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