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SubjectRe: linux 2.4.0-test9
	I don't have any problems building initrd images here (using
RAMDISKs). Can I take a look at your scripts and see what is going on?

"Richard B. Johnson" wrote:
> Linux 2.4.0-test9 can be built and booted via initrd when running
> a 2.2.17 kernel.
> However when running, the new kernel 2.4.0-test9, can't be used to
> make a usable initrd ram disk. The result being that 2.4.0-test9
> can't, itself, build an "initrd" bootable system.
> Before everybody screams that I don't know what I'm doing, let me
> assure you that I know that the two kernels put their modules in
> different directories and the new directory scheme seems to require
> the latest and greatest version of modutils.
> I have two ways of building an initial RAM disk (they both use
> scripts, not provided with any distribution). One uses the loop-device
> and the other uses the RAM disk directly. Because of previous
> problems, on some kernel versions, with the loop device (it was
> being mucked with for encription), I exclusively use the RAM disk
> to build initrd.
> Therefore, the problem seems to be that 2.4.0-test9 has a problem
> with the RAM Disk.
> Cheers,
> Dick Johnson
> Penguin : Linux version 2.2.17 on an i686 machine (801.18 BogoMips).
> "Memory is like gasoline. You use it up when you are running. Of
> course you get it all back when you reboot..."; Actual explanation
> obtained from the Micro$oft help desk.
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