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Re: 2009-08-27 - Fedora test day - Dracut



On 08/25/2009 02:44 PM, James Laska wrote:
> Fedora Test Day - Dracut
> Date: 2009-08-27
> Time: All day
> Location: #fedora-test-day on irc.freenode.net 
> 

Its the day before and a lot of the info on the wiki page including live CD locations is still place-held with FIXME. Is this normal?

--CJD

> Greetings folks,
> 
> This week's Fedora Test Day will focus on exercising the Fedora 12
> mkinitrd/nash replacement ... <drumroll> ... Dracut [1].  If you find
> yourself wondering, "what the heck is that?"  The following snippet from
> the fedoraproject wiki [2] best describes the change.
> 
>         With Dracut, the initramfs has one purpose in life - getting the
>         rootfs mounted so that we can transition to the real rootfs.
>         This is all driven by device availability.  Therefore, instead
>         of scripts hard-coded to do various things, we depend on udev to
>         create device nodes for us and then when we have the rootfs's
>         device node, we mount and carry on.
> 
> It is worth noting that dracut will impact *every* Fedora 12 user (and
> potentially users of other distros).  As a result, there are several
> ways to get involved with testing, ranging from basic to more advanced:
> 
>      1. Download the live image and boot on your system(s) 
>      2. Update your existing Fedora 11 (or Fedora 12 Alpha) system(s) to
>         use dracut, and reboot 
>      3. Install Fedora 12/Rawhide targetting specific root partitiong
>         schemes (iSCSI, dmraid, RAID+lvm+luks, etc...)
> 
> I invite you to join #fedora-test-day this Thursday, August 27 2009 to
> help test dracut.  At the very least, providing feedback on the live
> image will be much appreciated.  Additional test feedback per the wiki
> guidlines is also encouraged.
> 
> Stay tuned for more details at
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2009-08-27_Dracut.
> 
> Thanks,
> James
> 
> [1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Dracut
> [2] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Dracut#Technical_details 
> 


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