initrd problems on CLLF860T, please help.

Zheng, Haifei haifei.zheng at
Thu Feb 15 06:00:57 EST 2001

Hi there,

We are trying to boot our CLLF860T board with an initrd. We are using Monta
Vista Hard Hat (kernel 2.2.14) and we built out own ramdisk image. ( I know
there is an example ramdisk.image.gz from Hard Hat but haven't found it) and
we are getting the following boot messages:

Load menu: press 123456789T key : <?> : T
 target IP address : 0A14140A
 target file name  : current-initrd
 address bias      : 0
Starting tftp download:
inetARP(): OK
load_tftp(): OK
1359955 data bytes, 17216 S-records, 2657 tftp blocks, 0 repeated blocks
start address = 00200000
load_tftp_toMem(): OK
Transferring control to downloaded program
loaded at:     00200000 0020C580
relocated to:  00180000 0018C580
board data at: 001801C8 001801E4
relocated to:  00200100 0020011C
zimage at:     00207000 0026CB2E
initrd at:     0026CB2E 00285258
avail ram:     00286000 01000000

Linux/PPC load: root=/dev/ram
Uncompressing Linux...done.
Now booting the kernel
Linux version 2.2.14 (root at shark) (gcc version 2.95.2 19991030 (2.95.3
e/franzo)) #541 Wed Feb 14 09:57:22 PST 2001
m8xx_setup.c:92: Boot arguments: root=/dev/ram
initrd memory block starts: c026cb2e ends c0285258
time_init: decrementer frequency = 180000000/60
Calibrating delay loop... 47.82 BogoMIPS
Memory: 15028k available (748k kernel code, 464k data, 40k init)
Dentry hash table entries: 2048 (order 2, 16k)
Buffer cache hash table entries: 16384 (order 4, 64k)
Page cache hash table entries: 4096 (order 2, 16k)
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.2
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0 for Linux NET4.0.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
TCP: Hash tables configured (ehash 16384 bhash 16384)
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd v 1.5
CPM UART driver version 0.03
ttyS00 at 0x0280 is a SMC
ttyS01 at 0x0380 is a SMC
ttyS02 at 0x0100 is a SCC
ttyS03 at 0x0200 is a SCC
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
RAM disk driver initialized:  16 RAM disks of 4096K size
loop: registered device at major 7
eth0: CPM ENET Version 0.2, 00:10:ec:00:1a:0f
The FEC Ethernet specific entries in the device structure...
eth1: FEC ENET Version 0.2, 00:10:ec:80:1a:0f
fec: Phy @ 0x0, type LXT971 (0x001378e2)
fec: link up, 100 Mbps, full-duplex, auto complete
PPP: version 2.3.7 (demand dialling)
TCP compression code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California
PPP line discipline registered.
Sending BOOTP requests.... OK
IP-Config: Got BOOTP answer from, my address is
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
VFS: Mounted root (romfs filesystem).
Freeing unused kernel memory: 40k int
Kernel panic: No init found.  Try passing init= option to kernel.
Rebooting in 180 seconds..

Any help will be high appreciated.


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