cramfs problems, also file(1)
I am trying to compile my own kernel supporting initrd, but my kernels don't
accept the initrd image for some reason. I get the following kernel messages:
RAMDISK: Couldn't find valid RAM disk image starting at 0.
Freeing initrd memory: 1572k freed
However inspection of the initrd that I am loading shows it has the right
magic (so I presume that the process of loading the initrd is failing
The size of the initrd (1572k in this test) matches the size of the file on
If I repeat the test with everything being the same but use the standard
kernel from a kernel-image package in woody then everything works fine.
Also when I boot my kernel in a non-initrd fashion the following command
mount /boot/initrd-2.4.5 /mnt -o loop
So the file system driver is working too.
Also I have just submitted a wishlist bug against the file package to have
the following added to the magic list. Did I get it right for big endian?
# cramfs filesystem
0 long 0x28cd3d45 Linux Compressed ROM File System, little endian
0 long 0x453dcd28 Linux Compressed ROM File System, big endian
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