The detailed instructions in this document are based on the above packages.
If the packages have been updated or you use a different linux distribution,
you may have to modify the procedures you find here.
The patches, tool assortment, etc... may vary with 2.1 kernels.
Please check the most recent documentation at:
I chose to include in the kernel all of the pieces necessary
to run from boot without loading any modules. My kernel image is
a little over 300k compressed.
Take a look at
Ed Welbon'sinitrd.md.tar.gz for another
way to make a bootable raid device. He uses loadable modules.
A look at his concise scripts will show you how it is done
if you need a very small kernel with modules.