ppcboot, linux , hang at the last step
wd at denx.de
Tue Nov 26 21:00:49 EST 2002
In message <3DE33302.4070907 at tataelxsi.co.in> you wrote:
> No. The kernel does not have a built in ramdisk. but it uses the ramdisk
> image passed for modules and the like. correct me if I am wrong.
Please do not confuse the usage of a ramdisk image with standard
distributions like RedHat etc. With Embedded Systems a ramdisk image
usually severs a bit a different purpose.
> > or you have to give a ramdisk separately to the kernel boot args?
> initrd='ramdisk image' is the option I gave.
This may be correct with some boot loader like LILO, bot it i s not a
valid kernel boot argument.
> > the option is " root=/dev/ram ", right?
> Frankly, I am not sure. someone else might be able to help you.
Yes, "root=/dev/ram" (or usually "root=/dev/ram rw") is the correct
kernel boot argument for booting with an initial ramdisk image.
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