missing /dev/console in debootstrap --foreign, a bug or not ?

Paul Sladen ubuntu at paul.sladen.org
Sat Jan 24 16:10:02 GMT 2009

On Tue, 20 Jan 2009, [iso-8859-1] Loïc Minier wrote:
> I don't know what kernel includes as a fallback, but would love to know
> where I could find out (never heard of in-kernel initramfs).

Appended initramfs was the original spec;  that it can (in most
situations) be passed using the old initrd= is a mere coincidence.[1]

Probably initramfs images should have been generated with '.cpio' instead of
'.initrd', but it's a bit late to change that.

The no BIOS bootloader situation is a case that demostrates why initramfs
was specified as being appended to make a single file.


[1] See http://lwn.net/Articles/14776/ for early history.
Why do one side of a triangle when you can do all three.  Somewhere, GB.

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