Coda File System

Re: Coda Network Computer

From: Peter J. Braam <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 01:55:29 -0400 (EDT)
Certainly, initrd can be helpful.  The point is that the stage 1 init
script has to be carefully constructed.  Once that is done we (or you) can
package up the stuff into an initrd.

All we wanted to explain is what the issues are that init1 needs to do and
what problems we expect for init stage 2. 

By the way I _LOVE_ the redneck install.  Can you do one for Coda too? 

- peter -

On Sun, 28 Jun 1998 wrote:

> > 4) The next step is tackle booting.  The target here is to have a
> >    system that can get to the point of starting to run
> >    /coda/linuxroot/sbin/init as process ID 1.  Achieving this will be
> >    a major milestone, even if the init process immediately gets
> >    confused!
> Maybe I'm missing something, but doesn't the Linux initrd facility
> handle this?  Couldn't you put your startup stuff in an initrd image
> and create your startup script as /linuxrc in the initrd?  I thought
> that this kind of thing was the point of the initrd, but I've never
> played with it enough to see if it can do what you need above...
> --Donnie
> --
>  Donnie Barnes   "Bah."
>    Challenge Diversity.  Ignore People.  Live Life.  Use Linux.  879.
> My Dad used to say I have deceptive quickness.  I'm slower than I look.
Received on 1998-06-29 02:03:37