Re: old world nonsense, please rectify
On Mon, Oct 23, 2006 at 07:38:02AM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-10-22 at 13:54 +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > On Sun, Oct 22, 2006 at 10:41:58AM +0200, Holger Levsen wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > On Sunday 22 October 2006 10:20, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > > > What is the exact problem ? I'm pretty sure I had 2.6.18 booting fine on
> > > > a couple of oldworld boxes here before relase. (A fix for IDE on some
> > > > performa went in later on, I think in 188.8.131.52)
> > >
> > > The problem I see here (even on newworld), is that 32mb is too little memory
> > > for kernel (4.3mb) plus initrd (5mb, both compressed sizes).
> 4Mb compressed ? wow that's a pretty loaded config... the one I use on
4 Mb uncompressed. :
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4392155 2006-09-29 16:31 vmlinux-2.6.18-1-powerpc
but then we also have :
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3091496 2006-09-13 18:03 vmlinux-2.6.17-2-powerpc-miboot
Which once compressed fits on a miboot floppy.
> my laptop is only 2Mb compressed.
Same here, I think the problem is the ramdisk, which is indeed 5mb compressed,
but only because initramfs-tools insists in putting world+dog on the ramdisk.
Using modules=dep or yaird will solve this and create a smaller ramdisk.