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Bug#255497: invalid ramdisk size for netboot on i386

Udo Rader wrote:
> Package: debian-installer
> Version: tc1
> when doing a 2.6 network boot on one of our servers, the kernel loads
> fine until it tries to access the ramdisk. I then tons of errors like
> this:
> ---------CUT---------
> attempt to access beyond end of device
> ram0: rw=0, want=16408, limit=16384
> ---------CUT---------

That's weird, because the uncompressed initrd size is only about 8.5 MB.

> adding ramdisk_size=16384 on the boot line does not help either, the
> kernel then panics with "Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(58,4)"

Well, the error suggests you need _more_ than 16 MB for that specific
ramdisk. The tc1 ramdisk however shouldn't need that much.


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