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I'm having problems with this.  I apparently have a cpio archive that the
kernel likes. I am starting via grub with basically:
kernel /mykernel
initrd /mycpiofile

At first, I got "can't mount root". A little reading in main.c has it
looking for /init (shouldn't this be /bin/init instead?)

I moved my ./bin/init to . in my init filesystem tree and recreated the
cpio. my ./init script is a "#!/bin/busybox ash" script.

running cpio -tv, I see:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 452508 May 5 14:33 bin/busybox
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1328 May 9 15:46 init

Now I see a message saying:
Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.

I did that. According to the source, init= is overridden when /init exists.

I'd like to get off the initrd ramdisk style to save some more on space.

I assume it is populating properly since also I don't see the initial console
warning message.

Kernel: vanilla 2.6.12-rc4 compiled with -Os with debian gcc 3.3.5-1

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