Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 166217
initrd may not be large enough for the kernel-smp and required modules
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:19 EST
Description of problem:
As reported in Issue Tracker #68011, the initrd made by the updateDiskless
script may not be large enough to hold the kernel-smp and required modules:
---- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2005-08-17 14:44 EDT -------
I have found a few more issues with the current fix that I think need looking at.
1) building diskless boot os fails with a popup message
when building diskless os with gui tool, and useing the
smp kernel the failure bubble/popup says:
Wrote ony 8192 of 9728 bytes
/bin/tar: skipping to next header
/bin/tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
Copying modules to initrd failed
non smp kernel choice is successful
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Choose to configure a PXE boot environment for a large smp kernel
initrd is too small; configuration fails
configuration should succeed
This bug is now fixed with system-config-netboot-0.1.28-1_EL4, available from:
This version now computes the size of the initrd dynamically and can successfully
create a bootable initrd with the current RHEL-4 SMP kernel.
Please try out this version and let me know of any issues - thanks .
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
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