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Re: Debian Sarge Installation Manual

V Pá, 06. 08. 2004 v 14:04, Geert Uytterhoeven píše:
> You do have CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD=y?


> Does the kernel print the ramdisk addresses during boot up (cfr.
> arch/m68k/kernel/setup.c)?

I am currently testing it on ARAnyM since I am not at home and so I can
just say that kernel 2.2.25 doesn't print the ramdisk addresses (but
boots the ramdisk OK). Kernel 2.4.26 does print the ramdisk addresses
but since ARAnyM uses internal LILO the ramdisk is loaded to FastRAM
without problem. I'll try the ataboot in debug mode when I get home.

However, there is one interesting thing: the default kernel ramdisk size
is 4096 kB. The Woody ramdisk is 6900 kB large. Kernel 2.2.25 boots it
quietly (well, I think so but haven't seen it yet). But 2.4.26 says hey,
this does not fit into ramdisk!

The question is obvious: how comes the 2.2.25 loads the huge ramdisk
file and doesn't complain that its oversized? Doesn't it rewrite some
other part of memory or something?


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