[Bug 524893] Re: Can't boot initramfses
lool at dooz.org
Tue Mar 2 12:09:28 GMT 2010
@Dustin: I'd love if you could assist on this bug; to reproduce, boot:
with qemu-system-arm -M versatilepb -cpu cortex-a8 -m 256 -kernel
vmlinuz -initrd initrd.gz
what you will probably see is:
[ 1.866499] Trying to unpack rootfs image as initramfs...
[ 1.875076] rootfs image is not initramfs (junk in compressed archive); looks like an initrd
[ 5.347930] RAMDISK: Couldn't find valid RAM disk image starting at 0.
which means that the initramfs support doesn't work. (I also tried with
a gunzipped initrd to no luck)
We want initramfs support as on the other plaforms, but that doesn't
work for an unknown reason; apparently this work on real hardware, so
likely specific to the qemu ARM loader.
NB: the latest linux upload has CONFIG_CRAMFS=y on armel, so the RAMDISK is likely to become mountable as an initrd; that's not what we want, but it's a good workaround for now...
Can't boot initramfses
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