[Udpcast] corrupted PXE initrd on the website ?

Alain Knaff alain at knaff.lu
Thu May 25 19:28:41 CEST 2006

Alex Still wrote:
>> Make sure to include LZMA support into the kernel (patch is on udpcast
>> site)
> Right, that was the problem.. was fooled by  "file" which didn't know that
> format, sorry !
> Now,  I've recompiled a kernel with the necessary options to get a serial
> console, but I loose output after udpc_dialog starts. So I'm trying to
> modify the inittab in initrd to start ash instead and see what's wrong.
> Unfortunately I'm failing to build an initrd the kernel will recognize
> (unpacked the original, modified it, cpio, lzma e ...)
> Seems I need initramfs-tools but in turns this requires a newer udev on
> debian stable....

No need for initramfs tools. Just udpcast-mkimage and cpio are enough.

(ROMFS was used for 2.4 kernels, but is now considered obsolete)

> Any easier way ?  I've tried a cramFS image with no luck.
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Alexandre



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