cramfs mpc8xx 2.4.18

Lokesh Kumar kumar.lokesh at
Sat Feb 14 05:32:34 EST 2004

Hi Gurus,

I have a custom board running 2.4.18 with initrd. Now, I want to make cramfs
as root filesystem. When I built cramfs support in the kernel and gave it
root=/dev/mtdblock1 (where my cramfs in correct endian order is stored on
flash) rootfstype=cramfs, the kernel hangs. MTD support is built in the
kernel. If I build cramfs as module, then boot my kernel with initrd (ext2)
and then mount it (on say /mnt), I can read cramfs correctly.

I also looked at rd.c file in drivers/block and noticed that this is does
not have cramfs initrd support. Do I need this? What am I doing wrong?
Please help

Lokesh Kumar

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