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Re: [Qemu-devel] initrd not working

From: Daniel Jacobowitz
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] initrd not working
Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2006 18:24:46 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sun, Dec 03, 2006 at 12:18:58AM +0100, Dick Streefland wrote:
> Hi,
> I run qemu-0.8.2 on Kubuntu, and I would like to test an initramfs by
> booting the kernel with qemu. However, I'm having problems with the
> initrd. The kernel reports "bad gzip magic numbers" when checking the
> initramfs, both with a compressed ext2 filesystem image and with a
> compressed cpio archive. What am I doing wrong?

I don't know, but I'll be interested to find out.  I tried two
different kernels on Debian amd64, and one of them could load an initrd
but the other mysteriously couldn't.

Daniel Jacobowitz

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