From: ken staton <ken.staton@gm...> - 2007-03-13 03:56:48
Stephen Morris wrote:
> I also don't really understand what is in the ramdisk.img, is that a subset
> of what is in rootfs.img?
the default kernel doesn't include all of the drivers necessary.
the kernel needs a file system to mount the mmc or cf card and loop mount
the image. the ramdisk image provides that file system.
reading about initramfs might help:
> And we boot using the kernel in uImage, against the ramdisk, and then switch
> the root to rootfs?
> In buildroot, who do I ask it to make a ramdisk.img, is that the ext2 option
> or something else in targets?
there is no make target.
put the mkinitramfs.sh script in your gumstix-buildroot/
as described here: