mkelfImage initrd help

ron minnich rminnich at
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 
> convert_params.c).

hmm. etherboot problem? What kind of ethernet chip?


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