initrd don't work

Jim Gifford lfs at jg555.com
Tue Jun 1 07:12:16 PDT 2004


do this. tell grub root(hd0,0) (Or wherever your boot files are)
and tell your kernel root=/dev/hda1
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Svedese" <nospam at nonnnonno.it>
Newsgroups: lfs.support
To: <lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 7:09 AM
Subject: Re: initrd don't work


> Andre scrisse:
> > 1. if i use the gzip compressed initrd the kernel can't read it
> > 
> > can you post the error message and also provide more details on how you
> > created the initrd, i.e. creating the ramdisk, populating it etc.
> 
> is the standard "unable to mount root fs" from the kernel
> 
> >> 3. if i append root=/dev/hda1 the kernel don't read the initrd, if i
> > append
> >> root=/dev/ram0 the kernel don't find init
> > 
> > Can you post lilo.conf (if you are using that) or other config file
> 
> i use grub, the configuration is the same found in the hint (i have tried
> also some variation)
> 
> > did you make sure to set these when building the kernel:
> > CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM=y
> > CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM_SIZE=4096
> > CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD=y
> 
> Absolutly, i have compiled it for times.
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