Re: How to boot w/o initrd?
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- Subject: Re: How to boot w/o initrd?
- From: "Matthew T. Atkinson" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2004 12:47:01 +0100
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On Wed, 2004-09-01 at 05:18, Jens Schmalzing wrote:
> Precisely. The yaboot command line does not support loading an
> initrd. You have to configure this in yaboot.conf.
Aha! Thanks! Now a lot of things suddenly make sense! (Though I
_really_ hope this feature is added in the future!!! :-))
> What I do when I play around with new kernels is the following: I put
> the stanza
> known good stuff.
Good plan. I will have to do something just like that; should save a
lot of headaches in the future...
> You are thinking VGA console here, aren't you? I'm afraid that this
> is not an option for PowerPC hardware at all. The framebuffer console
> is the only way of writing stuff to the video hardware.
LOL. Hmmm, well I suppose that is one of the side-effects of having a
very clean and relatively legacy-free platform. Time to bust out
SVGATextMode and the larger fonts, then :-)...
Thanks (again) for all of your help. I think things will probably start
going better for me now that I know what you've just explained...
bye just now,
Matthew T. Atkinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>