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Old 03-02-2009, 03:46 PM   #1
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Smile initrd on Window cygwin

I would like to find tool to create an initrd using the cygwin environment. I did a search and found mkinitrd but it is mostly native linux based environment.
Can someone please help?
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Hi, welcome to LQ!

Interesting ... are you trying to cross-compile a kernel under cygwin,
or what is the purpose oft that exercise?

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The purpose of the exercise is to port linux over my ARM9 chip. I have already built the
the cross-compiler using cygwin. I am debugging the kernel now. I got stuck in prepare_namespace().
I believe that I do not have the proper ramdisk installed.

I am sure that the mkinitrd can be done in cygwin to generate the initrd.

If you can help I would appreciate a lot.


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