[LinuxBIOS] how to use ramdisk as rootfs

Russell Whitaker russ at ashlandhome.net
Fri Jul 7 18:14:28 CEST 2006

On Fri, 7 Jul 2006, Stefan Reinauer wrote:

> * zhu shi song <zhushisongzhu at yahoo.com> [060707 10:50]:
>> Dear Lists,
>>    I can boot my EPIA using Linuxbios.  But I want to
>> use RAM disk as root file system.  How can I do with
>> it?
> Use an initial ramdisk (initrd). You can specify it in the bootloader
> (ie filo) as initrd=/path/to/initrd in the kernel command line, or
> use mkelfImage to produce a single binary from kernel and initrd so it
> can be flashed to rom as part of LinuxBIOS.
Check out www.linux-live.org

It has a series of scripts to run everything from cdrom or usb, and a
script to transfer everything to ram. Both files and dirs are compressed.

There are two distros now using these scripts:


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