Re: PnP in 2.2

Andreas Kostyrka (
Sat, 20 Dec 1997 04:11:11 +0100 (MET)

On Sun, 7 Dec 1997, Brian Gerst wrote:

> For devices that are needed at boot time (ie. ide interfaces, network
> cards, etc.) It can be argued that these can be done via initrd, but
> making an initrd is not for the faint of heart or the novice user, and
> would have to be recreated anytime the configuration is changed. The
> goal is to make the kernel work reliably on all hardware possible with
> the least user intervention needed.
Recreating the initrd is needed in RH so or so every time you rebuild
the kernel (or you have to include the SCSI boot driver into the kernel).
And recreating the initrd.img isn't that difficult, it's done by a script
for the user. ;)