Re: Some 2.6.6 kernel questions
On Mon, Jul 12, 2004 at 10:29:25PM -0400, Albert Cahalan wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-07-11 at 06:40, Roland Wegmann wrote:
> > 'vmlinux-188.8.131.52704' (my kernel image) and a file 'vmlinux.coff-
> > 184.108.40.206704'. What is the file 'vmlinux.coff-*' for?
> It's junk.
> > initrd=...). What are the advantages of initrd kernels over non-initrd
> > kernels? What is the function of the file 'initrd.img-*'?
> An initrd kernel is required if your kernel would
> otherwise be unable to mount the root filesystem.
> Reasons for this include encrypted disks, strange
> LVM and RAID setup, strange diskless configs, disk
> drivers as modules, and filesystem drivers as modules.
> If you have a normal or almost-normal system, forget
> about initrd.
> Just yesterday I grabbed a plain 2.6.8-rc1 kernel
> from www.kernel.org/pub/linux/ and it works great
> on my Mac Cube. Perhaps you should try that.
And what about kernel-image-2.6.7-powerpc ? Does it work fine also ? And
if not did you fill a bug report. If yes, what motivated you to build
your own kernel over using the debian provided one ?