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Migrating to Linux kernel 2.6

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This article covers migrating custom Linux installations to the new Linux kernel.
Desktop Linux systems typically use the EXT2 filesystem in their initial RAM disks, but many embedded Linux systems use smaller, more simple types of filesystems such as CRAMFS, ROMFS, or even the Minix filesystem. Regardless of the type of filesystem contained in an initial RAM disk, an initial RAM disk is typically compressed using gzip to save even more space. The Linux initial RAM disk loader recognizes compressed files and automatically uncompresses them before mounting them.
 read more | mail this link | score:4026 | -Ray, March 6, 2004
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