Re: [powerpc-floppies] Help Needed : root.img too big (1489688, should be 1474560).
On Mon, Jan 09, 2006 at 09:43:37AM +0100, Hans Ekbrand wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:55:51AM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > Hi, ...
> > I am requesting, on behalf of the powerpc oldworld floppies users, some help
> > to solve the problem of too big root.img.
> > The file is 1489688 bytes, while the floppy size is 1474560, so it is 15128
> > bytes to huge. I had a quick look at the floppy pkg-lists, but i couldn't see
> > anything obvious to move around to another floppy, maybe the the socket
> > modules could move to the net-drivers floppy or something, but that is about
> > it, and i think socket-modules is empty right now anyway.
> > So, it would be very nice if someone with knowledge of the floppies would take
> > a look and see where we can gain those 15128 bytes, maybe removing one of the
> > console maps (we have usb and at, but oldworld only have adb keymaps, not sure
> > what it maps to though), and also add the bit of code Frans mentioned the x86
> > floppies already have for failing if the image size is bigger than a floppy. I
> > searched for it in config/i386, but failed to find anything that did something
> > like this.
> I am building a stripped down version of the
> linux-image-powerpc-miboot right now. I will test it before sending
The kernel is not the issue, the root image is, and it involves playing with
the d-i build process and the .udebs, which is why i am asking for help from
the d-i floppy knowledgeable guys, since fixing this on powerpc has
implication on the x86 floppies too.