John Nilsson john at
Mon Nov 21 11:57:31 CST 2005

On Mon, 2005-11-21 at 13:52 +0100, Ante Karamatic wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-11-21 at 03:46 -0600, Jeff Black wrote:
> > In my limited experience booting from a USB device isnt 'normal'.
> > Having a user hold down a key in order to enable usb booting doesnt
> > seem all that evil to me ;) 
> On the other hand, I have problems cause Ubuntu boots before USB scaning
> is over. I have one laptop with "/" on USB. Booting from that USB
> allways fails since my USB storage is detected after initrd allready
> fails.
> This is a bug, but as you can see this bug and your problem are
> diagonaly different. I need Ubuntu to stop while USB is performing
> scaning, and you want it in background. Major bug (total loss of
> funcionality) against minor bug (making ubuntu looks nicer :)

IMHO, what medium to boot from should be answered by the boot loader not
by initramfs.


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