use ramdisk as root file system

Peter Buckingham peter at
Fri Sep 3 11:24:00 CEST 2004

Hi zhu,

zhu shi song wrote:
> 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.
> [end]

i had similar problems initially. i have added the following options to 
boot/cmdline to get a standard ramdisk to work:

load_ramdisk=1 initrd=rootfs.gz network root=/dev/ram0 

let me know if that helps


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