(another) boot-cd_easy.txt question

Vassili Dzuba vassili.dzuba at wanadoo.fr
Mon Oct 28 00:54:04 PST 2002


"adam boz" <adam_boz at phreaker.net> a écrit dans le message de news:
3DBC0CD2.6050200 at phreaker.net...
> Hi all.  I have just created a bootable cd via following the
> boot-cd_easy hint, but I ran into some major problems along the way.
> I'm not sure if it was just my system, or if something needs to be
> changed in the hint.
>

Maybe you forgot to strip the binaries before building the boot-cd.
I had the same problem once.

vassili dzuba


> when I created the $LFS/boot/initrd image, and mounted it to $LFS/mnt, I
>   there was not enough space in it to put the files needed in.  It would
> give me a "not enough space" error when I tried to put libncurses.so.5,
> libdl.so.2, ect... and after that.
>
> I figured that I might as well double the count= value, still no luck...
> so I quadrupled it (to count=24576) , and that gave me enough space.
> However, when I made the cd and booted it, I got this:
>
> vfs: mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly
> Freeing unused kernel memory: 88k freed
> attempt to access beyond end of device
> 01:00: rw=0 want 16390, limit= 16384
> ext2-fs error (device ramdisk (1,0)): ext2_read_inode: unable to read
> inode block
>    -inode=8194, block=16389
> warning: unable to open an initial console
> attempt to access beyond end of device
> 01:00: rw=0 want 16390, limit= 16384
> ext2-fs error (device ramdisk (1,0)): ext2_read_inode: unable to read
> inode bloc
> k
>   -inode=8193, block= 16389
> kernel panic: no init found. try passing init= option to kernel
>
>
> #######################################################################
>
> so, I then did it again, this time also X4'ing the ramdisk_size that was
> sent to the kernel via isolinux.cfg.
>
> so now it works great.  The only thing is that I have 32M of ramdisk
> when I boot, which takes up a good amount of ram (plus, the system is
> only using 1% of it).
>
> Did I do something wrong, or does this happen to a lot of people?  is
> there a way to lower the ramdisk size w/ out rendering the system
> un-bootable?
>
> Any insight would be great... I want to be able to use this on machines
> w/ very little ram.
>
> thanks in advance
>
> -Adam
>


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