Subject: bootable kernel with embedded filesystem
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brook Milligan <email@example.com>
Date: 07/08/2006 11:38:53
Hubert Feyrer writes:
> > My recollection is that this is a symptom of too small a memory disk
> > in the install kernel. Is that the case?
> I doubt it. If the amount of reserved memory in the kernel was too small
> for the ramdisk to insert, mdsetroot would complain during building of the
> ramdisk+kernel (done in the 'instkernel' dir).
You seem to be right. There are no errors indicated by mdsetroot.
To track this down further, I tried booting just the kernels directly
from a hard disk. GENERIC_LAPTOP boots fine, whereas INSTALL_LAPTOP
with the filesystem image installed does not.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to track down the problem? Do I
need to try identical kernels, one with and one without an embedded
Would someone be willing to check out the sources with the date
"2006-07-07 00:00:00 UTC", build the INSTALL_LAPTOP kernel with the
embedded filesystem (I did this with 'build.sh release'), and try to
Thanks for your help.