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Bug 407959 - [TRACKER] Documentation changes for separate /usr which needs (working) initramfs
Summary: [TRACKER] Documentation changes for separate /usr which needs (working) initr...
Alias: None
Product: [OLD] Docs on
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installation Handbook (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Docs Team
Keywords: Tracker
Depends on: 408691 408971 410039 415175
Blocks: 411627
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Reported: 2012-03-12 18:21 UTC by Sven Vermeulen (RETIRED)
Modified: 2017-01-19 18:46 UTC (History)
13 users (show)

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Description Sven Vermeulen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-03-12 18:21:12 UTC
As udev-181 (and later) will not support a separate /usr without a working initramfs, our documents need to be updated to at least present users with this information (choices of partitions and their consequences) as well as how to build a working initramfs.

This is a tracker. Only have related bugs depend on this one. Do not discuss changes in this bugreport, please use (or other venues) for this.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Sven Vermeulen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-03-12 18:21:35 UTC
"block" of course, not depend.
Comment 2 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2012-03-12 20:45:20 UTC
For the genkernel side.
1. install >=genkernel-
2. Ensure all required code to mount / and /usr are compiled into your kernel.
3. genkernel --install --no-ramdisk-modules initramfs
3.1. Optionally add all of: --no-lvm --no-mdadm --no-dmraid --no-multipath --no-iscsi --no-disklabel --no-firmware --no-zfs --no-gpg --no-luks
3.2. Or the positive versions of those if you need some of that functionality to mount /usr (--disklabel, --lvm, --mdadm most commonly).
Comment 3 Sven Vermeulen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-03-31 13:32:32 UTC
- gentoo quickinstall as well as raid+lvm quickinstall updated
- gentoo lvm2 guide updated
Comment 4 William Hubbs gentoo-dev 2012-05-03 21:13:41 UTC

I was wondering what the status of this bug is.


Comment 5 Sven Vermeulen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-05-04 16:40:29 UTC
Good question. People seem to be still thinking that the documentation is "preventing" the switch, but all relevant bugs have already been resolved. If you know of any stuff that still needs to be done, please create a bug and have it block this one. 

If not, because all "depends on" here are resolved, you're (imo) free to assume that all needed work is done.

If others agree, I don't mind marking this one as RESOLVED (until a new one is made)?
Comment 6 nm (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-09-11 22:54:04 UTC
the alpha, ia64, and sparc handbooks have been updated with the new initramfs info, and their associated bugs fixed.

anything else to be done on this tracker, or can it be closed?
Comment 7 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2012-09-12 07:13:35 UTC
All depends looks fixed now :D Thanks to all!