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Old 04-14-2006, 04:28 PM   #1
DragonM15
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RAMDISK Error on bootup of 2.6.15.6 kernel


Alright, I am upgrading to a 2.6.15.6 kernel. (it was the newest version last time I looked which was a while ago. Neways, I have another thread on here where I was having a problem booting because of initrd. However I dont think I have that problem nemore.

I compiled my kernel, named it vmlinuz-2.6.15.6 put it in my lilo.conf

ran the command 'mkinitrd -o initrd.img-2.6.15.6 2.6.15.6'

put the initrd = /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15.6 in my lilo.conf

Now I boot it up, and get 'RAMDISK: Couldnt find valid RAMDISK image starting at 0' Now I have initail RAM disk support enabled, specified it to make 6 RAM Disks @ 12000 KB (I did this while configuring the Kernel) So what is the problem now? I can boot up into my system fine with the default 2.4.31, and my modified 2.4.31 kernel. So are there any ideas? I am just not sure what I did wrong, or just didnt do in general.

Thanks,
DragonM15
 
Old 04-16-2006, 01:12 AM   #2
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You probably don't understand what a ramdisk is.

You need to specify the kernel version you need it for and also to what modules should be included in the ramdisk:

http://ftp.ntua.gr/pub/linux/slackwa.../README.initrd
 
Old 04-22-2006, 01:53 AM   #3
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Alright, you were right.. I dont need a ramdisk.... I used my 2.4 .config and threw it in my 2.6, then recompiled what else I needed.... works great actually Video is giving me a little trouble... http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...00#post2211500
 
  


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