>>>>> Tibor Polgar writes:
> Pete Popov wrote:
>> On Wed, 2003-02-19 at 22:05, Krishnakumar. R wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > Is there any way that I can keep
>> > a ramdisk image (containing the root filesystem)
>> > in a flash device and boot to it.
>> Yes, and other architectures have support for passing arguments to the
>> kernel that tell it where the ramdisk is. I don't know that we've done
>> that for MIPS, yet. It wouldn't be too hard to do and maybe someone on
>> this list is already working on it (I think someone actually is working
>> on it and was preparing a patch for Ralf).
> For having separate initrd and kernel load we also need an aware bootloader
> that knows where to find the ramdisk. RedBoot, from what i read, seems to be
> i386 specific.
Not at all. RedBoot can be used to pass a command line to MIPS kernels. It
would be simple to add the passing of a ramdisk address. It already supports
ramdisks from ARM and SH kernels.