setup filesystem requires and minimal system

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at
Wed Nov 14 15:29:26 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-11-14 at 16:29 +0100, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 10:14:41AM -0500, Tom spot Callaway wrote:
> > 
> > You'd need a libc, some sort of init. It should be rather
> > straightforward, testing in a chroot, to figure out the smallest set of
> > Fedora packages that you can have and be functional (say, define
> > functional as a working network, text editor, and shell).
> A text editor is certainly not needed for te Masochistic install. For
> the shell it is not evident either. init could start something directly.
> As for init I don't know either, isn't it possible for the kernel to
> launch something else than init? Is it clearer like that?

For clarity, just assume that "init" is "whatever the kernel launches".

Not necessarily that I endorse that sort of crackrock, but I understand
what you're shooting for.


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