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SubjectRe: Using cramfs as root filesystem on diskless machine
Alexandr Andreev wrote:
> David L. Parsley wrote:
> >Mathias Killian wrote a patch to allow cramfs initrd's, see:
> >
> >
> Thank you. I applied this patch, and recompiled my kernel.
> All works fine, if the size of root filesystem less than 4096Kb. But
> when i create
> an image of root filesystem which size is bigger than 4096Mb, the kernel
> said:
> ...
> RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 4096 blocksize
You also need to give the kernel 'ramdisk_size=XXXX'. I've used
larger cramfs initrd's with no problem, but the kernel has to make
larger ramdisks. By editing rd.c, you can make this stuff default.

David L. Parsley
Network Administrator, Roanoke College
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