Hello, I have recently downloaded the netboot package from ftp.debian.org/pub/debian/dists/potato/main/binary-powerpc/net and tried to build a netbootable kernel for a Motorola MVME2600/2300 (PowerPC 604) embedded VMEbus processor. My development system is a MVME2600; hard disk based and running Linux 2.2.12/Debian. My ultimate aim is to build an image consisting of a kernel and a RAM-disk for booting a number of diskless processors (MVME2300) without having to have client specific root file systems on the server (i.e. I want to put the specific files into the RAM-disk and mount the generic rest via NFS). So far, I have built a kernel for my platform following the usual path (make xconfig; make dep; make zImage). Then I put this kernel on my bootp server (a SUN) and booted it successfully on the MVME2600 via bootp/tftp. The root file system, however, still gets mounted from a local hard disk. Then, I took the zImage (583906 bytes) that (net)boots OK on the MVME2600 and run the command mknbi-linux -d rom -i rom -k zImage -o testImage The result was the error message mknbi-linux: Kernel image too large However mknbi-linux generated the file testImage (588800 bytes). When I tried to netboot testImage nothing happened on the 2600. As I could not find this error mentioned in the documentation, I would be very grateful if somebody could give me some hints. Thank you, Markus Joos (email@example.com) CERN Geneva Switzerland =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: Markus JOOS <Markus.Joos@cern.ch> To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in it's body to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have problems with this list, send a mail to email@example.com.
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