Re: Minimal powerpc kernel, miboot users please test (Was Re: modularized powerpc kernel)
On Thu, Oct 23, 2003 at 11:03:46AM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 09:01:25PM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 23, 2003 at 05:14:21AM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > > "Chris Tillman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > >
> > > > However, it didn't get much farther when I tried a kernel that did
> > > > have drivers ... it read the partitions OK, but failed soon after
> > >
> > > You are trying to read the ramdisk of /dev/ram which can't work.
> > > "root=/dev/fd0 load_ramdisk=1" would load from floppy respectively.
> > Ah. I tried using a floppy ramdisk with the regular image, and it did
> > load it up. But Sven's image still didn't work. It prompts for the
> > floppy disk, but doesn't continue after I press Enter. I seem to
> > remember a similar problem cropping up with 2.2.17, when powerpc was a
> > young'n. Maybe something to do with the adb keyboard?
> Well, another problem could be that the initrd is broken, like seems to
> be the case with the initrd i built the other day from Gowsin's tree.
> And i guess you need to build the initrd with the right modules or
> something. Gaudenz can you comment on this ?
The initrd I was using was from woody boot-floppies, as I mentioned
the regular kernel did load it.
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