tanstaafl at libertytrek
Mar 18, 2012, 10:44 AM
Creating a new thread for this questions since mine got lost in all of
Initramfs or move /usr to /, oh my...
I would really appreciate a meaningful response to this question (maybe
I should go ask this on -dev?) - this has the potential to lose me
forever as a gentoo user (I'm sure none of you are crying over that, but
*I* am), and I've seen other similar comments... I'm thinking of FreeBSD
too (and PCBSD for my desktop)...
On 2012-03-17 12:11 AM, Bruce Hill, Jr.
<daddy [at] happypenguincomputers> wrote:
> An initramfs which does this is created by
>> =sys-kernel/genkernel-188.8.131.52 or
>> =sys-kernel/dracut-017-r1. If you do not want to use these tools, be
> sure any initramfs you create pre-mounts /usr.
Ok, I have never used genkernel, and have no desire to...
I have no idea what dracut is or how to use it...
I have a remote system that has /usr on a separate partition.
How do I find out if I am actually *using* an initramfs right now (I
know it is built into the kernel), and
If I am not, how do I do this without using genkernel? Is dracut the
*only* other option? Is it easy/trivial to set one up manually?
I cannot imagine that gentoo is just going to throw me to the wolves
like this without providing *in-depth* instructions on how to make sure
my system will boot after this update, like they did with the
Personally, I have no problem with not having a separate /usr any more,
except that I have 3 remote systems that I manage right now that already
*have* a separate /usr...
On that note - is it possible, and if so, does anyone have any decent
detailed How-to's on how I might be able to convert a separate /user to
one on directly on / on a running system?