ramdisk driver initialized: 16 ramdisks of 4096K size

ramdisk driver initialized: 16 ramdisks of 4096K size

Post by Andr » Wed, 16 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Hello.  This is a re-post of a previous message.

I've been trying to install MkLinux DR3 on my G3/300 PowerMac, but
everything keeps* at the following message


This has been frustrating me for more than a month.  Can someone please let me
know how to fix this problem so I can complete the install?  Many thanks.


1. problem with creating ramdisk: kernel loads, but hangs when it tries to mount ramdisk


I built a ramdisk root partition for redhat 5.2, but it seems to crash as
soon as the kernel jumps to the ramdisk.
The last message I see is:
    VFS: Mounted root (ext2 fileseystem).

I built the ramdisk according to the instructions in docs/bootdisks
(followed it precisely)

Basically, I zeroed /dev/ram, made it an ext2 file system, and then mounted
it on /mnt.
I then created /mnt/dev, /mnt/etc, /mnt/bin, /mnt/sbin, /mnt/lib, /mnt/usr,
and /mnt/var
I populated dev with cp -dpR /dev /mnt
I then copied most of the /bin and /sbin binaries into their respective
locations.  I issued an ldd /mnt/bin/init and copied all of the libraries
required by init.  I stripped out the debug information with objmove from
the libraries and maintained symbolic links.

I then unmounted /mnt and copied the contents of /dev/ram to a file with a
dd if=/dev/ram of=rootfs bs=1k
It said there was a read/write error at this step.  Not sure what caused the

Could someone post a generic redhat 5.2 (intel) ramdisk root partition (one
that can be mounted by the kernel and contains basic binaries)?  I would
really like to try a ramdisk that I know is working.


Oscar Stiffelman

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