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Re: ata and scsi modules in initrd



On 03.12.2007 02:10, Callum Lerwick wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-12-02 at 20:03 +0100, dragoran wrote:
>> [..]
>>> I didn't say we should have all modules in the initrd. But having the
>>> most common would IMHO a good thing.
>> +1 for having all pata/sata drivers in the initrd by default.
> One of the things that used to make Linux superior to Windows is the
> fact that you could pop out a hard drive and plug it into an entirely
> different machine, and it would Just Work. 

strong +1

> Well, except for X. Stupid X.

Which is getting fixed afaik, so it should "just work" in the future as
well.

> [...]
> But then initrds were introduced, and now we're baking in system
> specifics into it. Now I have all kinds of trouble with drivers not
> being found, and volume groups not being found. Only solution is to boot
> a rescue disk and rebuild the initrd, using an incredibly arcane series
> of commands. I pity the n00b who tries to upgrade their system.

+1 -- for us here on the list it's no big deal, but for ordinary users
its a PITA that often leads them to reinstall linux, which leads to
"Linux is complicated" statements.

CU
knurd


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