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

Thu Mar 26 16:49:18 UTC 2009
Frank Thommen <frank.thommen at embl-heidelberg.de>

John Doe wrote:
> Frank Thommen wrote:
>>> [...]
>>> 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) [...]
> Just wondering... can you safely strip modules like you would strip executables?

Don't know. Admittedly I don't even know what stripping is...[reading in 
Wikipedia]...now having some half-knowledge...	

`strip e1000e.ko` results in a 148K file (compared to the 2.8MB 
original).  I'll try to put this one into the initrd.ing tomorrow.