mkelfImage initrd help
rminnich at lanl.gov
Mon Mar 22 17:46:00 CET 2004
On Mon, 22 Mar 2004, Don Elwell wrote:
> LinuxBIOS->Etherboot->Linux (single mkelfImage kernel/initrd)
we do this now.
> Booting the kernel/initrd via the CD-ROM works great. Booting via
> Etherboot doesn't. I get kernel panics indicating that the kernel can't
> mount its root fs.
can you send the string?
I wonder if by some chance etherboot is doing something to IDE that makes
it work "correctly" for the kernel in the CD-ROM case.
> I also added code in the Linux kernel do_mounts.c file (just after the
> "RAMDISK: could not find valid ramdisk image") to print out the first
> 512 bytes of the buf buffer. At this point, the values in no way match
> the values in the initrd image (nor to those printed out in
hmm. etherboot problem? What kind of ethernet chip?
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