[ELDK] Ramdisk Image creation with eldk Root filesystem

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Thu Dec 3 13:49:01 CET 2009

Dear Jonathan,

In message <m24oo8pe6y.fsf at ohwell.denx.de> Detlev Zundel wrote:
> > related: ftp://ftp.denx.de/pub/LinuxPPC/usr/src/SELF/images/ppc_82xx/, because I
> > did not found a ppc_6xx package)
> ppc_82xx is only a hardlink, as the processor family uses a e300 core
> which is essentially a 603 so ppc_6xx fits.

It's a symbolic link, to be precise.

> But then again, there is a tool specially to create small ramdisk
> images:
> http://git.denx.de/?p=rfsb.git;a=summary
> It may need some smoothing on the edges, but you should be able to get a
> headstart on a small image this way.

Also, there is some documentation about this in the Manual, including
a sectiuon which clearly shows that a ramdisk image is almost always
the worst choice for a root file system - see

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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