kexec kernel with embedded initrd?
geoffrey.levand at am.sony.com
Fri Dec 19 12:20:31 EST 2008
Sven Anders wrote:
> I want to boot a kernel (bzImage) with an embedded initrd (CPIO archive using
> the CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE option).
> Can I simply load the kernel with kexec or do I have to extract the initrd
> first and load them using the --initrd option?
> If I have to extract them first, is there a tool for this?
You should be able to just load the bzImage. The kernel image should know
how to then use the initramfs. I know it works for powepc64 at least.
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