How to skip two settings

Parmenides mobile.parmenides at gmail.com
Wed Jun 16 14:45:48 PDT 2010


Thanks for your clue to learn. It seems be necessary to modify ramdisk
and they deserve more efforts.

2010/6/17 Neal Murphy <neal.p.murphy at alum.wpi.edu>:
> On Wednesday 16 June 2010 16:23:09 Parmenides wrote:
>> There are some excellent distro actually, but not my favourite. They
>> will install many packages I do not need. What's more, I very like a
>> clean and fast linux and the console mode is enough. So, I choose the
>> LFS. Additionally, the LFS give me a chance to get familiar with Linux
>> more and more. Actually, I want to configure a virtual Linux running
>> on VMWare and play a server's role. But, the default settings make
>> automatical boot  impossible.
>
> What you are looking to change is 'hidden' inside the initramfs/initrd.
> For the purpose of learning, you can unpack the LiveCD, disassemble it, unpack
> the initramfs (or initrd, whichever it uses), adjust it as you desire, repack
> it and repack the CD (or pack it into a hard drive partition or image file
> for VMware/QEMU/etc.)
>
> I've done this many times while tweaking Smoothwall until I finally got udev
> and the initramfs archive to work as I wanted them to (read: learned how udev
> and initramfs really work). I did this with both the ISO image and tweaking
> the early boot stuff on the hard drive.
>
> Only unfamiliarity prevents you from unpacking the live CD and fiddling with
> it until it does what you want. Using the live CD is not optimal, but it
> can't be beat for hands-on learning. Once you dive into that, though, you are
> kind-of on your own; not many people grok isolinux, initramfs/initrd, and the
> early boot environment, and it's way outside of building Linux from scratch.
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