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RE: RH9 - initrd.img stage2.img



I had a similar problem.  I was using cp -a to copy the contents to an empty
directory before I created the new .img and I got an error about not being a RH
OS.

Changing the cp -a to find . -print | cpio -dump fixed it for me.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: kickstart-list-admin redhat com 
> [mailto:kickstart-list-admin redhat com] On Behalf Of Paul Armor
> Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 2:43 PM
> To: kickstart-list redhat com
> Subject: RH9 - initrd.img stage2.img
> 
> 
> Hi,
> I'm having problems with a pxe install of RH9, trying to 
> follow how we 
> did things with 7.3.  We use pxe, serving a custom initrd.img (with a 
> modified init, some binaries, and libs), trying to do an 
> install via nfs.  
> 
> With 7.3, we've been able to get away with just unzipping, 
> mounting, and 
> copying off of the original initrd.img onto a new and larger 
> initrd.img 
> (it needs to be ~1M larger than the original initrd.img).
> 
> With 9.0 if I unzip, and mount the initrd.img from 
> images/pxeboot from the 
> CD, and copy the contents onto a new & larger ramdisk, rezip 
> it, and try 
> to serve it to a booting machine, it fails with an error about the 
> anaconda install tree and I see on the error term a msg about 
> stage2.img.  
> I'm thinking that I need to modify stage2.img in some way to 
> make it work 
> with my new initrd.img.
> 
> Does anyone have any suggestions about what path I should follow?
> 
> Thanks!
> Paul
> 
> 
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