[CentOS] PXE-Kernel crashes with "RAMDISK: incomplete write ..." after modifiying initrd.img
frank.thommen at embl-heidelberg.de
Fri Mar 27 15:43:42 UTC 2009
John Doe wrote:
> Frank Thommen wrote:
>>> To modify the initrd.img, I took the original CentOS 5.2 image, unpacked
>>> with cpio/gunzip and replaced modules/2.6.18-92.el5/x86_64/e1000e.ko
>>> with a current version. This driver module had been created on a
>>> freshly installed CentOS 5.2 host with kernel 2.6.18-92.el5 and w/o any
>>> updates. After adding the driver, I re-archived and re-packed the image
>>> and replaced the initrd.img on my tftp server.
>>> The new image is considerably bigger than the old one (12 MB vs. 5.7 MB)
>>> which puzzles me, as the driver file itself is 2.8 MB (compared to the
>>> old e1000e.ko with ca 170 KB) but the resulting modules.cgz is only
>>> around 700 KB bigger than the original one. All files have been
>>> compressed with `gzip -9`.
> Just wondering... can you safely strip modules like you would strip executables?
Unfortunately stripping didn't help. Same error message at boot.
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