Idea to promote

Jose V Beneyto sepen at
Fri May 28 11:27:26 UTC 2010

Hi Justin,

On 05/28/10 15:22, Justin wrote:
> I think it is a very good idea to incluse precompiled kernel option, 
> just like in sourcemage.
well, it was/is always included, just see the /boot directory on the cdrom
> [...]
> Also, most of the people that are installing CRUX are only trying the 
> distro, they only want to test if they like it. They could install 
> faster with precompiled, and if they liked it, reinstall with compile 
> kernel.
IMHO, the only thing related to our precompiled kernel is that we 
assumed to use the initrd/squashfs image as the rootfs, and also all 
common filesystem like vfat, ext2, ext3, ext4, xfs, jfs, nfs, reiserfs, 
etc. are compiled as modules and need to be loaded from the 
initrd/squashfs image, so you can't use this precompiled kernel to boot 
directly a device with those filesystem's format unless you load first 
the init script from initrd/squashfs, then modprobe manually the 
filesystem(s) module(s) you need and finally mount-and-pivot_root to 
your device.
Configuring a kernel with these common filesystems (not as modules) will 
solve it, but anyways I can't see where's the problem with kernel 
compilations for a linux advanced user ;D

Best regards,

Jose V Beneyto |

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