[LinuxBIOS] how to use ramdisk as rootfs

Ronald G Minnich rminnich at lanl.gov
Mon Jul 10 20:05:59 CEST 2006

Richard Smith wrote:
>>support linux-2.6 kernel.  Can I convert my tar.gz
>>file to cpio format as initramfs and make kernel
>>uncompress it and mount it as rootfs on ramdisk
>>automatically?  I'm not so familiar with either initrd
>>or initramfs, where can I find more and clear info
>>about these topics?
> There is a little bit of info about initramfs in the kernel tree.
> /Documentation/filesystems/ramfs-rootfs-initramfs.txt

I don't recommend initramfs -- just make a cpio initrd. Current 
initramfs support is bug-ridden.


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