[Bug 26426] Re: yaboot cannot handle kernels and/or initrds >6MB uncompressed for netbooting

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Tue Jan 2 00:30:14 GMT 2007


Just tried to use netboot to install to a PowerBook G4 - guessing I ran
into this bug.

Transfer FILE: initrd.gz method 'load' failed 00000300
ramdisk load failed !
 ok

http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/edgy/main/installer-powerpc/20060711ubuntu18/images/powerpc/netboot/
initrd.gz   21-Oct-2006 01:41  6.6M  

>> Could a reduced kernel/image be made specifically for netboot installs?
> No, not really. The "same vmlinux for installer and installed system" thing is a relatively deeply embedded assumption

How about 3?  one different set that uses tftp/kexec to boot the
installer, which would be the same as the installed system?

So the installer could still rely on the full kernel/initrd.gz - but
there would be a small one that was just there to get the full one
loaded.


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yaboot cannot handle kernels and/or initrds >6MB uncompressed for netbooting
https://launchpad.net/bugs/26426



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