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Old 10-12-2006, 03:02 PM   #1
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slackware 11.0 and initrd


I am having trouble with initrd in Slack 11.0. I am trying to make a bootable cd using isolinux, the hug26.s kernel, and ext3. I made the initrd according to the instructions for ext3 in the README.initrd file, and burned a bootable cd. The kernel boots, but it will not let me insert the modules. It's hard to see the error messages because they scroll by too quickly, but it looks like it says jbd is not a valid module, and then it tries to load the ext3 module, but I get a kernel message that says "cannot allocate memory," and of course, it fails to mount my / partition because it cannot recognize the filesystem. Any ideas about what I am doing wrong?
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Old 10-12-2006, 04:49 PM   #2
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The initrd used for a bootable CD is completely different from the initrd you've made for a kernel on an installed Slackware system. They only share the name and purpose (initial ramdisk) but that is all.

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Old 10-12-2006, 05:00 PM   #3
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That's odd, because it worked for me in 10.2, see http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...7&page=2&pp=15 Has the initrd changed since then? In 11.0 it loads the initrd, and doesn't complain until it tries to insert the modules.
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Old 10-13-2006, 07:33 AM   #4
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I've been thinking about this some more. Maybe ext3 is built into the huge26.s kernel, which may be why I can't load the modules.
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Old 10-13-2006, 07:44 AM   #5
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From the huge26.s kernel config:

CONFIG_EXT3_FS=y

So that could not be your problem.

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