linking RAM disk with kernel image for ROM

Mark A. Greer mgreer at
Wed Jun 27 06:38:50 EST 2001

Generic [terse] instructions (assuming makefiles, etc. are correct):

Call the ramdisk image ramdisk.image.gz and put it in arch/ppc/boot/images
then run "make zImage.initrd"

You should end up with something like


"Tim M. Sanders" wrote:

> Where can I find a document that describes how to include a RAM disk
> image (initrd ?) in the linux kernel image?
> I want to put the entire image in flash, boot from flash and use a RAM
> disk for the root file system.
> I know how to create a RAM disk image.  I just don't know where to put
> it in the linux tree so it is linked into the final linux image.  Also I
> am assuming there needs to be some commands on the linux boot prompt.
> What is required to use a RAM disk image as the root file system.

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