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RE: mkinitrd trouble

D0h!  Thanks Josh, I check my .config and sure enough cramfs was not
enabled.  I enabled it, recompiled.. created a new initrd image, rebooted
and voila -- a happily booted system.

Thanks again!

-----Original Message-----
From: Narins, Josh [mailto:josh.narins@lehman.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 2:21 PM
To: 'jimm@simutronics.com'; debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: RE: mkinitrd trouble


Did you compile the kernel with cramfs, also?

You didn't mention it.

-----Original Message-----
From: James Miller [mailto:jimm@simutronics.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 2:01 PM
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: mkinitrd trouble

Hello all

I am pulling my hair trying to get Debian Woody to boot with an initrd
image.  I have compiled the kernel 2.4.18 with Loopback device support, RAM
disk support , 8192KB, and initrd (all compiled into the kernel).  I am able
to run mkinird just fine 'mkinird 2.4.18-12 -o /initrd-2.4.18-12.img'.  The
system boots just fine with the first entry in lilo (below) but when I
select 'Linux-initrd' the system is able to create the ramdrive:
RAMDISK: cramfs filesystem found at block0
RAMDISK: Loading 788 blocks [1 disk] into ram disk... done Freeing initrd
memory: 788k freed Kernel panic:  VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 01:00

Here is a snippet of lilo.conf


#        read-only
#       restricted
#       alias=1

I'm sure there's some simple step that I'm missing and I sure would
appreciate any help.


James Miller
Network Administrator
Simutronics Corporation

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