[U-Boot-Users] how to set env in u-boot to boot ramdisk?

Andrey Volkov avolkov at varma-el.com
Fri Dec 30 08:03:51 CET 2005

Try this:
(i.e. point major:minor)

zhuzhenhua wrote:
> i can run the kernel and ramdisk correct when i embedded ramdisk in
> kernel,and i use
> bootm can bootm them correctly.
> but if i make vmlinux and ramdisk as two image to bootm
> it get VFS panic can't find root device
> as follow is my use of mkimage
>   mips_fp_le-objcopy -O binary -R .note -R.comment -S vmlinux linux.bin
>   gzip -9 linux.bin	
> ./mkimage -A mips -O linux -T kernel -C gzip -a 0x80008000 -e
> 0x80170040 -n "Linux" -d linux.bin.gz uImage
> ./mkimage -n 'Simple Initrd Image' -A mips -O linux -T ramdisk -C gzip
>  -d initrd.bin initrd
> and i set bootargs root=/dev/ram0
> and load uImage to 0x80600000, ramdisk.gz to 0x80700000
> and then bootm 0x80600000 0x80700000
> Best regards
> zhuzhenhua
Andrey Volkov

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