Bug 248979

Summary: initrd no longer works, switch to initramfs
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Pierre Ossman <pierre-bugzilla>
Component: system-config-netbootAssignee: Radek Brich <rbrich>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: fleite, robert.macaulay
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Description Pierre Ossman 2007-07-19 23:50:26 UTC
I'm not sure anyone actually maintains this package, but here goes...

The current kernel in rawhide no longer supports ext2 built-in. So the initrd
that netboot has been using no longer works.

The long term solution is to do what a "normal" boot does, use an initramfs.

Included file changes the build script to create an initramfs instead of an initrd.

(Bug 210773 and bug 210774 can probably be closed with this change aswell)

Comment 1 Pierre Ossman 2007-07-19 23:50:26 UTC
Created attachment 159624 [details]
initramfs.patch

Comment 2 Pierre Ossman 2007-07-20 00:18:43 UTC
As you cannot pivot over rootfs, you need to do something like this in the
startup script:

exec /sbin/switch_root -c /dev/console /mnt /sbin/init


Comment 3 Jesse Keating 2007-07-20 21:40:32 UTC
Trying to track down proper system-config-netboot maintainer.

Comment 4 Pierre Ossman 2007-08-10 11:01:17 UTC
How's that hunting going, Jesse? :)

Comment 5 Jesse Keating 2007-08-10 11:15:29 UTC
fleite actually owns this.  Not me.

Comment 6 Radek Brich 2007-10-17 10:22:33 UTC
fixed in 0.1.42