Bug 248979 - initrd no longer works, switch to initramfs
Summary: initrd no longer works, switch to initramfs
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-netboot
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Radek Brich
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-07-19 23:50 UTC by Pierre Ossman
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-10-17 10:22:33 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
initramfs.patch (2.76 KB, patch)
2007-07-19 23:50 UTC, Pierre Ossman
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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]

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

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