[DragonFlyBSD - Submit #2798] (Closed) mkinitrd insufficient default size, triggerred by installer

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Thu Jun 2 13:39:50 PDT 2016

Issue #2798 has been updated by swildner.

Status changed from In Progress to Closed

Ok, I don't know what made me write "Regarding vi(1) and undo(1): I see them both in a non-broken initrd." in comment #3, because they are not. Regarding vi(1), I don't think it's necessary since our emergency editor mined(1) is already on it. But undo(1) is a good suggestion, so I'm adding it.

Most things on the rescue image are generated with crunchgen(1), so see 'man crunchgen' for further information.

Closing this issue now.

Submit #2798: mkinitrd insufficient default size, triggerred by installer

* Author: opvalues
* Status: Closed
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: swildner
* Category: 
* Target version: 
Using DragonFly 4.0.3-RELEASE #27, 
mkinitrd has a default size of 15MB, 
but it needs about 232MB to contain /usr/share/initrd wholly.
This should be evident on most systems with
> grep -A4 initrd /var/log/install.log | head -n 12

/etc/mkinitrd.conf or /etc/defaults/mkinitrd.conf should probably be increased.
Is there any reason to keep the smaller INITRD_SIZE="15m" setting?

Also, can a static /bin/vi and /sbin/undo please be included in /usr/share/initrd?
It would be a great help with repairing configuration mistakes.
Thank you.

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