booting from network with fc6 or fc7t2 / Apple G4 PPC ? yaboot ?

Paul Nasrat pnasrat at
Wed Mar 7 06:04:58 EST 2007

On Tue, 2007-03-06 at 18:43 +0100, Pierre Bourgin wrote:
> Hello,
> I confirm the 6 MB barrier for file transmitted via TFTP.
> I don't know if this limitation comes from yaboot or the Apple's 
> OpenFirmware.
> I was finally abble to launch the installation of the FC6 from the 
> network thanks to yaboot/TFTP by reducing the ramdisk.image.gz file from 
> 6.2 MB to 5.3 MB.
> In details, I unpacked ramdisk.image.gz and removed some drivers I do 
> not need from its modules/modules.cgz file (qlogic / hba drivers, JFS 
> and XFS support) and upated configuration files in modules/ .
> Does Fedora project plan to provide ramdisk.image.gz < 6 MB in the future ?

The plan is to rewrite the malloc implementation in yaboot to cope with
bigger images, there are some patches out there - it needs some
co-ordinated testing.

Would you be happy to help the testing?


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