jgeddes at unb.ca
Thu Nov 13 10:53:44 PST 2003
Thanks for your help (Thomas & Peter).... my ramdisk is loading fine now.
On Mon, 10 Nov 2003, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Geddes wrote:
> > Hey All,
> > I'am using pxelinux to try and boot a 200meg uncompressed (approx 50
> > compressed) ramdisk onto a machine with 512meg of ram. It looks as though
> > I'am running out of memory (attempt to access beyond end of device error).
> > Is there a limit on what we put for ramdisk_size? Or Is there other
> > limitations?
> In general, once you get in the realm where the initrd
> compressed+uncompressed > RAM/2 you're starting to see various kind of
> The best way to avoid this is to bootstrap: load a small initrd which
> gets the rest of the filesystem and puts it into a tmpfs.
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