Re: (Sparc64) 2.6.20 seems to ignore initramfs

From: Andrew Walrond
Date: Fri Feb 23 2007 - 10:47:45 EST

On Friday 23 February 2007 15:17, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> Try to decrease the initramfs size just to know if it boots correctly.
> I.e., put just a sh/bash/ash/dash binary there (probably /dev/console
> node, too), executed in init.
> Then, try to start the kernel with initramfs embedded in the kernel,
> then as initrd etc. - this will show if the fault is on your side, or
> kernel's.

I have tracked this down to a broken version of gnu cpio (latest release, 2.7)
which was used to create the initramfs archive. Bloody annoying since this
has bitten me before! Last time I even sent the maintainer a bug report, and
apparently a fix is in CVS waiting for the next release. Ho hum.

Sorry for the noise.

Andrew Walrond
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