initrd question...

sungyeon sungyeon at
Wed Feb 16 13:59:30 EST 2000

----- Original Message -----
From: "dony" <dony.he at>
To: <Ruedi.Hofer at>; "linuxppc-embed"
<linuxppc-embedded at>
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2000 11:42 AM
Subject: initrd question...

> Hello:
>     Now I want to get my initrd running. I use the ramdisk demo
"ramdisk.image.gz" under
> arch/ppc/mbxboot and compile my zvmlinux.initrd.
>     The target boots correctly at the beginning. It decompresses the
kernel and runs the kernel and
> shows the boot messages. When all is done, it begins to mount root
filesystem (on Ramdisk), and shows
> the following messages:
>         RAMDISK:Compressed image found at block 0
>         VFS:Mounted root (ext2 filesystem)
>          Freeing unused kernel memory:28k init
> Then nothing happen.

If your root file system is nfs, and disable BOOTP kernel option
then nothing happen. like you.

I'v changed root file system from NFS to RAMdisk. and disabled BOOTP.

> At this time it should show the shell prompt. But I don't know why it
didn't show. And I couldnot input
> any character.
> Cross-compile environment:
> [binutils-        egcs-1.1.2           glibc-2.1(including
crypt, linuxthreads)]
> I cross-compile my kernel under the above environment.
> Any suggestions will be highly appreciated.
> Thank in advance
> dony

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