cramfs mpc8xx 2.4.18

Wolfgang Denk wd at
Mon Mar 1 03:31:51 EST 2004

In message <294FD9D3403A0340BDAC38E48DCEFFDCA751 at RES-EXCH> you wrote:
> Kernel command line: root=/dev/mtdblock1 rootfstype=cramfs console=ttyS0,9600
> ok
> mtdblock_open
> mtdblock: read on "cramfs" at 0x0, size 0x1000
> mtdblock: read on "cramfs" at 0x1000, size 0x1000
> mtdblock: read on "cramfs" at 0x2000, size 0x1000
> mtdblock: read on "cramfs" at 0x3000, size 0x1000
> mtdblock_release
> And after this, I do not get the prompt back, and the target hangs. My
> cramfs rootfilesystem has
> /bin, /dev, /etc, /sbin, /lib and /usr/sbin

Are you sure? Can you mount the same  filesystem  when  running  with
root filesystem mounted over NFS or from a ramdisk?

Did you remember  that  you  might  need  the  "-r"  option  (reverse
endian-ness of filesystem) when creating the filesystem?

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

Software Engineering:  Embedded and Realtime Systems,  Embedded Linux
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