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Re: Kernel Compile Question


Thanks for the help.  I tried this over the weekend and amazingly enough
it works great.  I was seriously expecting some kind of boot error by leaving
that initrd line out.

I will note however, RH7.x used a root=/dev/<partition> notation for it's
Lilo/Grub config files.  RH8 seems to have moved to a root=LABEL=/ notation
which might be the cause of the initial ramdisk showing up during the kernel
build.  The kernel I built for some reason doesn't understand the newer
notation, but changing it back to the old form makes the kernel boot

Mark Hoover
District Network Engineer
Norfolk Public Schools
628-3810 x3045

>>> psyche-list-request redhat com 02/07/03 02:52PM >>>
Message: 5
From: Jesse Keating <hosting j2solutions net>
Organization: j2Solutions
To: psyche-list redhat com 
Subject: Re: Kernel Compile Question
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 10:06:13 -0800
Reply-To: psyche-list redhat com 

On Friday 07 February 2003 09:58, Mark Hoover wrote:
> I recently installed RH8 on a 486 system that I want to use as a
> gateway/router machine.  When I compile the 2.4.20 kernel, I for some
> reason end up with a initrd-2.4.20.img file.  I specifically told
> menuconfig that I did *not* want to use a ramdisk as I don't compile
> anything as a module, I have the whole kernel configured to build
> everything into the kernel.
> If I take the same config file and move it to a Pentium 100 with 48MB ram,
> it'll compile without this initial ramdisk.

The "make install" section may hit mkinitrd.  Try booting w/out the initrd, 
will it boot?  If so, just rm it.

Jesse Keating RHCE MCSE
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