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Old 07-26-2004, 09:20 PM   #1
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bootsplash ram disk image error

I have compiled my kernel, version 2.6.7 yesterday and I only applied 2 patches when doing so... the framebuffer refresh rate patch and the bootsplash patch.
The first one worked fine, I can use the console at @85 hz, but the bootsplash doesnt work, when the kernel boots up I get an error that looks like this:
Could not find a valid RAM disk image starting at 0

But i created the ram disk image using this command
/sbin/splash -s -f /etc/bootsplash/themes/current/config/bootsplash-1024x768.cfg > /boot/initrd.splash

I really dont know what could be the problem, I tried recompiling the kernel without agpgart support but it still doesnt work.

Thanks in advance.
Old 07-27-2004, 03:48 AM   #2
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This might be a silly question, but did you specify the initrd ?

check that /etc/lilo.conf contains this line :


& dont forget to run lilo after that.
Old 07-27-2004, 12:53 PM   #3
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yes, lilo.conf was modified, I checked, and the ram disk image is in /boot...
its freaking me out !


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