6 MB limit of initrd

Scott Moser ssmoser at us.ibm.com
Wed Feb 6 01:00:51 EST 2008

On Fri, 1 Feb 2008, Gerhard Tonn wrote:

> Hi,
> I am facing the problem that yaboot can't handle an initrd of more than 
> 6 MB. I tried the yaboot from head from 
> http://people.fedoraproject.org/~pnasrat/yaboot , since I read on 
> -devel, that the 6 MB problem has been fixed in head. 
> <http://people.fedoraproject.org/%7Epnasrat/yaboot>
> When running this yaboot, I get
> Claim failed for initrd memory   
> ramdisk load failed !            
> ENTER called ok                  
> Anybody any idea?

Please try building with commit c8b04c614770870d75825c19bcd4729cc779b84a
backed out (ie: git-checkout -f; git-show c8b04c61 | patch -p1 -R ; make
clean ; make

I have a colleague who was having a similar problem on a power5 lpar
system with firmware at SF240_332 .  Doing the above fixed the problem.
He's now able to netboot 6MB+ kernels.

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