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From: Jason Lunz <lunz@falooley.org>
To: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>
Cc: roland <devzero@web.de>, Antoine Martin <antoine@nagafix.co.uk>,
	Blaisorblade <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>,
	user-mode-linux-devel@lists.sourceforge.net,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [uml-devel] [RFC] UML kernel & rootfs bundle with every kernel release ?
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 00:44:47 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070403044447.GB14297@falooley.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070402214434.GA10205@c2.user-mode-linux.org>

On Mon, Apr 02, 2007 at 05:44:34PM -0400, Jeff Dike wrote:
> There are sites (http://uml.nagafix.co.uk/ being the best one I know
> of) where, with two downloads, two uncompressions, and one command
> line later, you have a booted UML.
> 
> The only way I know of to improve on this, aside from inprovements in
> the booted distro, is to package the filesystem as a rootfs within the
> UML kernel binary.  I've considered this, but haven't done anything
> with it.

I've done the converse: package the uml kernel within the rootfs image,
and use a script that plays the part of bootloader. With ext2 at least,
it's fairly easy to use the debugfs 'cat' command for this.

That way, you simply distribute the fs image with a companion script
that can boot any number of such images.

Jason

  reply	other threads:[~2007-04-03  5:11 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-03-31 22:58 devzero
2007-04-01  0:01 ` Parag Warudkar
2007-04-01 19:08 ` Blaisorblade
2007-04-01 19:58   ` [uml-devel] " Antoine Martin
2007-04-02  2:05     ` Jeff Dike
2007-04-02 10:21       ` Antoine Martin
2007-04-02 11:22         ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2007-04-02 12:50           ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2007-04-02 14:53           ` Jeff Dike
2007-04-02 15:43             ` Antoine Martin
2007-04-03 23:49               ` Antoine Martin
2007-04-04  6:35                 ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2007-04-04 20:27                   ` Antoine Martin
2007-04-02 14:55         ` Jeff Dike
2007-04-02 15:43           ` Antoine Martin
2007-04-02 20:40         ` roland
2007-04-02 21:44           ` Jeff Dike
2007-04-03  4:44             ` Jason Lunz [this message]
2007-04-03 17:43         ` Blaisorblade
2007-04-03 17:53           ` Antoine Martin
2007-04-03  8:28 roland
2007-04-03 18:01 ` Jason Lunz

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