Re: Bug#139043: [ARM] Please mention conflict with "noinitrd" boot option
On Thu, Mar 21, 2002 at 08:26:54AM -0500, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> Only the last of these interferes with normal disk booting, so it is
> safe to save-all right before it, which will store the network settings
> in case you need to boot from the network again. Use the "printenv"
> command to review your environment settings. Finally, if your
> "cmdappend" NeTTrom variable has the "noinitrd" option (which is
> necessary to boot 2.4 kernels), you must remove it so the downloaded
> kernel can boot with its attached ramdisk.
Just one point - the noinitrd option is only needed if you build a
zImage kernel. The firmware currently gets confused and mistakes the
compressed kernel for a ramdisk.
Future nettrom's will fix this, but in the meantime you can just use
Image instead of zImage... then the problem goes away.