When compiling a kernel for bootsplash support including monolithic cramfs (compressed rom file system), i get kernel panic ... need to append a correct root=boot option ...
When compiling a kernel with cramfs built in, and as an initrd kernel (make-kpkg kernel-image --initrd --append-to-version=XXxxXX), the kernel panics a few lines later.
When compiling without cramfs, bootsplash still works!
When compiling without cramfs, make-kpkg kernel-image --initrd still works!
I think /sbin/init is getting confused and thinking my root partition is a cramfs and gives me that unable to mount ... blah blah blah.
Would someone tell me if cramfs is really needed!?