[syslinux] System freezes after "Loading iramfs.gz... ok"

Erik Rull erik.rull at rdsoftware.de
Mon Oct 31 13:07:11 PDT 2022

Hi all,

just to finish the topic here - I'm not 100% sure if I posted it already.

The source of evil was a UEFI BIOS version that did not support 32 bit booting
any longer.
64 bit kernels just started fine and the board vendor approved this assumption -
only 64 bit booting is supported.

Best regards,


Gregory Bartholomew wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 7, 2022 at 3:52 AM Erik Rull <erik.rull at rdsoftware.de
> <mailto:erik.rull at rdsoftware.de>> wrote:
>     Good point - the zipped file is ~ 17MB and works on other boards... Is this
>     a critical size?
> 17MB doesn't sound too bad to me. I guess the critical size could be dependent
> on the firmware though. I think what has been loaded into memory prior to the
> initramfs can have an effect as well. If you've chainloaded several bootloaders
> before loading the initramfs (or even looped back and reloaded the same
> bootloader image several times), there may not be enough free memory left to
> load the initramfs. If you can shorten your boot chain, that might help.

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