More than 7 partitions on the SD

Timo Juhani Lindfors timo.lindfors at
Sun Mar 15 18:22:32 CET 2009

Nicolas Dufresne <nicolas.dufresne at> writes:
> Le samedi 14 mars 2009 à 18:33 +0200, Timo Juhani Lindfors a écrit :
>> Why pivot_root? Modern initramfs' use chroot.
> Really ? Which distros uses that ? It's really unclean to my sense,

At least debian etch (oldstable) and lenny (stable).

> since you stay with two partitions mounted while you only need one and

I wouldn't call tmpfs a partition.

> You cannot free from ram uses for initramrfs while you could use it for

Wrong, run-init removes all files from tmpfs before calling chroot().

> other work. I've checked both Gentoo and Ubuntu/Debian and they both
> uses pivot_root.

I have checked debian etch and lenny and they use chroot :-)

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