[coreboot] Kernel payload and injecting initramfs

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Thu Aug 7 01:47:56 CEST 2008

Segher pointed out on IRC that these days it {sh,c}ould be possible
for EtherBoot and coreboot to load a vmlinux ELF directly.

There was some discussion about initrd/initramfs and Martin-Eric
expressed the need to combine kernel+initramfs after the kernel
was built.

I first thought that would be pretty difficult, but as it turns out
it may not be so bad.

I've created http://www.coreboot.org/Initramfs which shows the two
steps that are neccessary, in theory. Please test and verify if this
works with the popular ELF loaders we know and send us a note.



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