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Bug 248979 - initrd no longer works, switch to initramfs
initrd no longer works, switch to initramfs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-netboot (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Radek Brich
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-07-19 19:50 EDT by Pierre Ossman
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-17 06:22:33 EDT
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initramfs.patch (2.76 KB, patch)
2007-07-19 19:50 EDT, Pierre Ossman
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Description Pierre Ossman 2007-07-19 19:50:26 EDT
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 19:50:26 EDT
Created attachment 159624 [details]
Comment 2 Pierre Ossman 2007-07-19 20:18:43 EDT
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 17:40:32 EDT
Trying to track down proper system-config-netboot maintainer.
Comment 4 Pierre Ossman 2007-08-10 07:01:17 EDT
How's that hunting going, Jesse? :)
Comment 5 Jesse Keating 2007-08-10 07:15:29 EDT
fleite actually owns this.  Not me.
Comment 6 Radek Brich 2007-10-17 06:22:33 EDT
fixed in 0.1.42

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