[linux-lvm] lvmcreate_initrd

Heinz Mauelshagen mauelsha at ez-darmstadt.telekom.de
Fri Oct 15 21:52:32 UTC 1999

> I finally got my system to boot except for one problem. My ramdisk is too
> big! The lvmcreate_initrd tries to crete an initrd image of size 8192K but
> my ramdisks such as /dev/ram1 is only 4096K I believe. The library file
> libc.so.6 alone is 4017K. Am I doing something wrong? I have been trying
> to cut things out of my image to that It all will fit in the ramdisk at
> bootup. I trimmed out alot the device files that REdhat comes with by
> default which were in the lvmcreate_initrd script, but still it is around
> 5002K. Anyone know how to make a ramdisk such as /dev/ram1 which is size
> 8192? 

Put an

append = "ramdisk_size=8192"

into your lilo.conf.

> The ramdisk image sizes I quoted are before gzip'ing because I figured
> that was what had to be able to fit in ram at bootup. It zips down to 1.8M
> but when unzipped at boot-time it overflows my ramdisk device.



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