Re: initrd and NFS

Alan Cox (
Sun, 18 May 1997 22:07:50 +0100 (BST)

> It seems a bad idea that the NFSroot code has to have so many extra
> bits in the kernel. e.g. all the network setup code bootp, actual NFS

I'd actually like to see the NFS root code taken completely out of the
kernel if we can use the initrd ramdisk to accomplish all it does.

> I now wait to be shot down and have it explained why this won't
> work...

It will - and credits to the PCMCIA howto for introducing me to the same
trick with initrd for PCMCIA disk based laptops