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On Tue, Apr 23, 2002 at 10:41:19AM -0500, Fuper wrote:
> On Tue, 2002-04-23 at 01:14, Kain wrote:
> > Sorry for the delays; I have a new ISO/Buildimage up on
> > gentooppc.sunsite.dk.. Would all you kind people test it out?
> What is the format of initrd.img? Is that a raw image? BootX docs
> claim that the ramdisk image for BootX MUST be named
initrd.img is a gzipped ext2fs image.
> I suspect that BootX will always attempt to ungzip
> the image. (I tried booting via BootX and selected the initrd.img as
> the ramdisk image but the kernel aborts with a kernel panic because no
> init is found).
One thing people seem to have had issues with is making BootX work with larger
kernels/images, which could end up as more of a problem for gentoo. (i.e. My
all-pmacs kernel is >~5MB and the ramdisk is 4-5MB compressed (22MB
Also, look just before the init panic and you should see some kernel messages
detailing what/how the ramdisk was detected.
If you are capable of making BootX work with what's on the current CD or have
suggestions for it, please let me know.
> Since I'm an Apple sales rep I may use some slack hours testing the
> installer on new Macs too.
It's worked on my TiBook; I would be interested in seeing if it works on the
new(er) NVidia-based powermacs & the LCD iMac.
Hackers do it bottom-up.
Mad Computer Scientist
Bryon Roche, Kain <kain@...>