use ramdisk as root file system
zhu shi song
zhushisongzhu at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 3 08:07:00 CEST 2004
I've made one initrd to try. But when executing at
/sbin/init, linux halts. Output log is as following:
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 3687k freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 64k freed
Warning: unable to open an initial console.
By the way, using initramfs, can I have rw root fs on
--- Dave Aubin <daubin at actuality-systems.com> wrote:
> Here is a good way to do initramfs. Initramfs
> becomes part of the
> kernel and
> Then executes it's programs in user space which
> makes things nice. But
> Are other advantages as well. Feel free to read
> these while on the
> For my needs initramfs is a life saver, but initrd
> is good too. Heck
> you could
> Go NFS if you wish.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linuxbios-admin at clustermatic.org
> [mailto:linuxbios-admin at clustermatic.org] On Behalf
> Of zhu shi song
> Sent: Friday, September 03, 2004 6:53 AM
> To: linuxbios at clustermatic.org
> Subject: use ramdisk as root file system
> I now can boot my QDIA6T(vt8601/vt82c686b) MB using
> hard disk as root
> file system though there is no vga turned on. But I
> don't need HD. I
> hope I can mount RAMDisk as my root filesystem which
> can be read and
> written. How should I do to start such work? I
> have read some material
> about initrd but I don't understand it very clearly.
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