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[bug #35238] Support for multiple initrd images like grub-legacy has

From: Rodney Beede
Subject: [bug #35238] Support for multiple initrd images like grub-legacy has
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2012 16:22:14 +0000
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                 Summary: Support for multiple initrd images like grub-legacy
                 Project: GNU GRUB
            Submitted by: rbeede
            Submitted on: Wed 04 Jan 2012 04:22:13 PM GMT
                Category: Configuration
                Severity: Major
                Priority: 5 - Normal
              Item Group: Feature Request
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
         Originator Name: 
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             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: other
         Reproducibility: Every Time
         Planned Release: None



Some Linux distros (example: ntpasswd) utilize multiple initrd cgz images when
booting.  grub-legacy added support for this feature so booting was possible

initrd /ntpasswd/initrd.cgz
initrd /ntpasswd/scsi.cgz

Grub would write in the contents of initrd.cgz into memory and then add on the
contents of scsi.cgz (overwritting any paths with the same name with the
second cgz).

This allowed the distro to boot and load additional files,drivers,etc.

grub2 doesn't seem to support these options.

A work around is to extract the contents of the cgz and combine them into a
single one.  However when booting various isos from a usb key it is nice to
not have to manually create this single image.


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