[CentOS] PXE-Kernel crashes with "RAMDISK: incomplete write ..." after modifiying initrd.img

Frank Thommen frank.thommen at embl-heidelberg.de
Thu Mar 26 17:27:10 UTC 2009


> What cpio options did you use to re-create modules/modules.cgz and then 
> the initrd.img?

I used `cpio -ovF <file>` and `cpio -ov -H crc -F <file>` (I found the 
latter on http://sial.org/howto/linux/initrd/).  However I could not 
find any "officially looking" information about how the 
initrd.img/modules.cgz is created.

> 
> Did you gzip the initrd.img after cpio'ing it?

yes, with `gzip -9`.


> It might be better to wait for CentOS 5.3 - as that has an updated 
> e1000e module - hopefully 5.3 might be out this week end ...

OK, I could wait this long (better: short) :-)

frank


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