Kernel for linuxbios

Sagiv Yefet sagivy at
Mon Oct 11 03:43:01 CEST 2004

I add the console support and there is output. Thanks.

My machine has no disks and I need initrd. So I took initrd from
Thinstation and build the elf file by the command : 

./objdir/sbin/mkelfImage -t bzImage-i386 --kernel=/home/sagivy/bzImage	
	--command-line="rw console=ttyS0,115200 root=/dev/ram0"  
	--ramdisk=/home/sagivy/initrd --output=/home/sagivy/bzImage.elf

and I got panic message:

RAMDISK: Couldn't find valid RAM disk image starting at 0.
Freeing initrd memory: 11922k freed
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 01:00

I also had ram disk support.

Any idea?


-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Reinauer [mailto:stepan at] 
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2004 6:49 PM
To: Sagiv Yefet
Cc: linuxbios at
Subject: Re: Kernel for linuxbios

* Sagiv Yefet <sagivy at> [040926 15:33]:
> I tried without success:
> 1.         Thinstation (etherboot)
> 2.         Kernel from

> Is there any specific version I need to use of those kernels? 
No, all Linux kernels work fine.
> Are there any patches made for the kernels that I didn't use? Where
> I find them.
No. No patches needed at all.

> What could be the problem? 

The biggest problem is the low availability of crystal balls nowadays ;)

Maybe you did not compile your kernel with serial console support or did
not  enable serial console on the command line? 


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