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    Phoronix: Arch Linux Updates Its Kernel Installation Handling

    Arch Linux has updated the behavior when installing the linux, linux-lts, linux-zen, and linux-hardened kernel options on this popular distribution...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ernel-Handling

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    I made a mistake by mounting the EFI partition on /boot.

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    • #3
      so where is the kernel placed by default?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
        so where is the kernel placed by default?
        If I'm reading this correctly, most end-users won't see any changes, it's just that the logic of kernel placement was moved from kernel package to mkinitcpio hooks.

        The fact they haven't made dracut to handle it is pretty bad. Given they try to migrate from initcpio to dracut, and were calling for testing, they shouldn't have shipped this change without first making dracut to work with that.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Hi-Angel View Post
          The fact they haven't made dracut to handle it is pretty bad. Given they try to migrate from initcpio to dracut, and were calling for testing, they shouldn't have shipped this change without first making dracut to work with that.
          It is first step of migration to dracut. TWith this change they removed mkinitcpio specific logic from kernel packages. Then plan is to add similar hooks to dracut and allow dracut and mkinitcpio to coexist:

          https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermai...er/029712.html

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          • #6
            Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
            so where is the kernel placed by default?
            In the modules directory. i.e.: /usr/lib/modules/5.3.10-arch1-1/vmlinuz. mkinitcpio then copies it to the /boot directory.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
              I made a mistake by mounting the EFI partition on /boot.
              Why is that a mistake?

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              • #8
                IIRC Dracut has been used by Mandriva/Mageia for years, Why has Arch decided to go with it ?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pete910 View Post
                  IIRC Dracut has been used by Mandriva/Mageia for years, Why has Arch decided to go with it ?
                  What kind of advantage does dracut provide? Some Arch users don't even use initramfs.

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                  • #10
                    Which configs have to be made to use dracut on Arch Linux? The wiki is almost empty. Hope the logic is simple like mkinitcpio.conf and that it will help to reduce boot time.

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