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What is the difference between initrd.img and ?
« on: January 01, 2008, 04:45:49 pm »
I am re-mastering VL5.9 Gold for our little computer recycling-donation charity. We usually simplify the VL installer so we can install the system on machines much quicker (automating creation of users, timezones, etc....). In the past I did this by unpacking and mounting initrd.img . I note that on the VL5.9 Gold CD there is also a file Unpacking and mounting this shows me this seems to be a minimal busybox initrd with no installer components. Or am I missing something??? I believe I ignored that file in VL5.8 Gold.

Can I safely ignore what is in when I edit the /sbin install components? If so, I assume I could even delete off the ISO ?

Any assistance greatly appreciated...
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Re: What is the difference between initrd.img and ?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2008, 08:46:46 pm » is a new installer/initrd i was trying to put together to add new filesystems and such.
I never did get it finished satisfactorily. It seems our scripts wont work 100% with the new tools there.
you can safely delete it.