Re: Bug#43058: bootdisk: root.bin gzipped on CDs.
On Sat, 16 Oct 1999, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Le Sat, Oct 16, 1999 at 01:00:32PM -0400, Adam Di Carlo écrivait:
> > This is a good point. However, boot-floppies does not supply root.bin
> > gzip'd, so this must be a debian-cd bug rather than a boot-floppies
> > bug.
> Adam, are you sure of what you're saying ?
Historically, the root.bin file _is_ compressed, even thought the .gz
extension is not included in the file name.
> $ file /rack/ftp/debian/dists/slink/main/disks-i386/2.1.9-1999-03-03/root.bin
> /rack/ftp/debian/dists/slink/main/disks-i386/2.1.9-1999-03-03/root.bin: gzip compressed data, deflated, last modified: Wed Mar 3 18:17:37 1999, max compression, os: Unix
> The root.bin file is compressed and certainly not by the debian-cd script
> since we're taking file as we find them on the FTP archive.
> Usually the kernel knows about gzipped filesystem but why doesn't it work
> with loadlin ?
My experience is that this has always worked in the past. I've never been
clear whether the loader or the kernel was the responsible party for the
uncompression. (memory says the message about uncompressing come after the
loading kernel message, but that doesn't really indicate who might be
doing the unzipping)
The simple check would be to put an older kernel on the image and see if
that works. If it doesn't that would indicate loadlin is the location of
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