ramdisks, anyone?

Anirudh Joshi ajoshi at Glue.umd.edu
Thu Feb 25 18:49:56 EST 1999

	I vaugely remember a kernel argument called "ramdisk_size", so (if
you use bootx, but it in the line at bottom) try "ramdisk_size=8192" that
will make the ramdisk 8 megs, or whatever your fancy....


On Wed, 24 Feb 1999, Mayan Moudgill wrote:

> I am trying to build a small initrd, with a linuxrc that does something.
> Does somebody have such a ramdisk.image available?
> Or even some suggestions on what to do?
> I started off by trying to make bash my /linuxrc. Bash
> required ld.so.1, which required libc.so.2, etc....
> This occupied more the 4MB. At that point the /dev/ram on the
> machine I was building the ramdisk started giving problems -
> If I built a bigger /dev/ram, after umount, dd would only
> read the first 4MB.  is there something magical about 4M for ramdisks?
> So I'm stuck..............
> HELP!!!!!!!
> :)
> Mayan

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