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Re: NFS root and initrd

On Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 02:08:31PM -0500, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> One more thing: this bloats the initrd quite a bit, particularly with
> DHCP, so on arches like alpha and IA-64 it might not fit in 4MB.  The
> workaround is to expand the maximum initrd size, but that's a kernel
> compile-time parameter, which kinda defeats the purpose... :-(

 Put ramdisk_size=16384 on the kernel command line, and you don't have to
recompile.  I did this myself to netboot CHAOS (an openMosix compute-node
minimalist thing: see http://itsecurity.mq.edu.au/chaos/, and

#define X(x,y) x##y
Peter Cordes ;  e-mail: X(peter@cor , des.ca)

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