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Re: Bug#480310: [ixp4xx] armel NSLU2 fails to boot with 2.6.25

* Kevin Price <kp@kevin-price.de> [2008-05-12 15:54]:
> Are you suspecting the initrd size?

Yes, while the NSLU2 has 6 MB for the ramdisk, APEX passes a parameter
to the kernel saying the ramdisk is 4 MB, so everything after 4 MB is
ignored.  Your ramdisk is larger than 4 MB, which explains why the
kernel is complaing that the ramdisk is not complete.

The reason this shows up on armel and not on arm is that some SCSI
drivers are disabled on arm but not on armel (for historical reasons).

The short term solution is to disable some more drivers.  I've done
that for 2.6.26-rc1 and will do it for the next 2.6.25 upload too.

The right solution is to fix APEX.  A bug about this has been open for
quite a while: #451882

Kevin, since you have a serial console, are you interested in testing
the patches in #451882 and #421359?

debian-arm people in general: anyone with a armel compiler who's
interested in compiling and testing 2.6.26-rc1 on armel?

Martin Michlmayr

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