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Re: Parted w/o boot disk

From: Glenn McGrath
Subject: Re: Parted w/o boot disk
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 03:07:36 +1100

Andrew Clausen wrote:
> Glenn McGrath wrote:
> > The only thing is the loop image isnt compressed which is why its not
> > used for rescue disks.
> >
> > I was thinking more generally than just this case.
> >
> > If there was a nice graphical frontend (x would be overkill for this
> > situation) it would be too big for a rescue floppy, but it could go in a
> > loop file under a windows filesystem.
> Loadlin loads the initial ramdisk from a file.  It doesn't have to be
> from
> a floppy disk.

Yea, ramdisk would work, but the uncompressed intitrd has to be all
loaded into ram to access any of it. If the image gets big the loop fs
will work on low machines with less memmory.


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