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[opensuse] Re: new network interface naming scheme (result of systemd & initrd)
Roger Oberholtzer wrote:
On Fri, 2013-05-24 at 16:14 -0400, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:

die initrd die; eliminating it just eliminates a potential failure

On one hand I agree. On the other, I wonder about things like diskless
installs that boot over the network. Accessing a kernel and an initrd
file via tftp is no problem. More than that seems complicated...
Machines in the 80's and 90's did it all the time.
They didn't have the luxury of having enough RAM to put a file system
on RAM. It's more straight forward than booting from an INITRD --
as you boot the kernel which already had all the drivers it needed for your
hardware built-in.. Then it mounted a remote NFS root and brought up
services from that.

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