[Udpcast] Problems while creating an own pxe kernel and initrd

Thomas Kuehling thomas.kuehling at mapsolute.com
Fri Dec 16 13:17:43 CET 2005

Am Donnerstag, den 15.12.2005, 17:42 -0400 schrieb D Teed:
> On Thu, 15 Dec 2005, Thomas Kuehling wrote:
> > That's the same like in my config.
> >
> > >
> > > This initrd should be in the same location as the Linux kernel file.
> >
> > I know and they are both in the same folder.
> I should have also added - these files are in the same place as
> the pxelinux.0 file, and the default file is under
> a directory called pxelinux.cfg  None of this goes inside
> the initrd file, in case that was part of the confusion.
> The error said specifically that no init was found.
> When you do a 'file' on the initrd file, what does it
> come back with?  You may have compressed it with a format
> it can't handle.  Alternately, there may be a kernel
> option which means it can't mount the initrd, but the
> error really looked like a simple problem with getting
> the name and location correct so I'd start with that end.
> My own preference for building new init files, was to use
> castomatic on the web, which is pretty nice, and then mount the initrd
> so I can use the contents as a starting point.  Then after
> I've added my own stuff, I used genromfs to recreate
> a new initrd.  I don't think I bothered recompressing it
> but I may be wrong - it has been awhile.

That sounds good, but how do you mount the bunzip2ed initrd? When i do
mount initrd.out /mnt -o loop, mount asked my after the filesystem.

> Check that all of the normal stuff is OK.  Is
> the initrd file and so on readable to all?
> I hope that helps...
> --Donald Teed

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