linuxbios and bochs

Brian G. Rhodes bgr at
Tue Jun 10 11:45:00 CEST 2003

The initrd is 3MB uncompressed.  I require a few utilities (bash, echo,
mount, tar, and umount).

When the system boots and loads the initrd, it mounts hda1 which contains
a root tarball.  It then extracts the tar into the ramdisk.  So it
requires a few system libraries. c, ld, dl, rt (tar), termcap, pthread.

I think what I am going to do is just use linuxbios + etherboot to boot an
elf image from the ide disk, and move the partitions down.

Brian G Rhodes
bgr at
brhodes at
+1 612-741-1191

On Tue, 10 Jun 2003, ron minnich wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Jun 2003, Brian G. Rhodes wrote:
> > Those are intel flash parts correct?  My initrd is 1.3MB right now.  I'm
> > not using it for libraries. I am using it to set up the root filesystem.
> yes, you are too big. Is there an problem with kernel in flash, which
> mounts hda1 and does all those things you mentioned?
> Why is that initrd so big?
> ron

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