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Old 12-19-2006, 03:00 AM   #1
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Cannot boot using initramfs


I'm using a 2.6.10 kernel and I'm trying to boot using initramfs. I've created a dir called initramfs in my build directory, and placed an initramfs_list describing my ramfs in my home dir. I've also enabled initrd in my kernel config and made CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE in the kernel config file point at my initramfs_list file.

However, I don't see any evidence of the kernel trying to use initramfs at boot time. I wonder if I'm missing something. Should I put a root= line in the kernel command line?

Is there anything I should be looking into?

I've read almost "everything" I could find about it, but I'm stuck. I hope someone can give me a pointer to fix this.


Last edited by sandyman; 12-19-2006 at 03:01 AM.
Old 12-21-2006, 01:43 PM   #2
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Did you set up MBR ?

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