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Bug#246959: d-i beta4 boot problem with sun sparc60

On Sun, May 02, 2004 at 02:19:10PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Thomas Poindessous wrote:
> > > I get the following error message after the kernel successfully boots:
> > > 
> > >     RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
> > >     Freeing initrd memory: 1766k freed
> > >     VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
> > >     01:00: rw=0, want=4097, limit=4096

> > Thanks for your report.

> > This is a known problem. You can bypass it by giving a param at silo
> > boot :

> > linux ramdisk_size=8000

> Should this be added to debian-cd?

Yes, it should, though 8192 might be a better round value to use here.

I also think it should be suggested to the kernel maintainers to start
using larger default ramdisk sizes when building, since 4096 barely
seems large enough anymore for most architectures, and now isn't large
enough at all for at least two that I know of (alpha, sparc).  OTOH,
there may still be benefits to using smaller ramdisks outside of d-i,
where clearly users don't need to include quite the range of modules
that we do.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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