[syslinux] INITRD > MEMSIZE / 2
gdubois at carriustech.com
Wed Sep 17 08:51:53 PDT 2003
Ive got a 512M machine and a 330M ( uncompressed ) initrd image. How can I
mount the ramdisk? Normal booting seems to want to copy the entire initrd
image into a Ramdisk, thus requiring 2X the memory. So what happens is the
kernel boots correctly and I get,
RAMDISK: ext2 filesystem found at block 0
RAMDISK: Loading 330000 blocks [ 1 disk ] into ram disk
And then I never see the light of day after that
Compressing the ramdisk doesnt help because its basically already
compressed ( a giant 290M tarball used as part of an installation process
run from /linuxrc). After scouring the net I though I would be able to mount
the initrd directly using /dev/initrd, but that didnt seem to work.
Can anybody point me in the right direction?
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