Wolfgang Wegner

configuring INITRD on MCF5445x (linux-2.6.25)?

Discussion created by Wolfgang Wegner on Mar 1, 2010
Latest reply on Mar 2, 2010 by Wolfgang Wegner

Hi all,

I am trying to set up initrd on a MCF5445x to load kernel + initrd from a single U-Boot image.


What I have:

- LTIB configured for M54451EVB giving me a userspace filesystem

   (stripped down to around 10MB by deleting some apps + libs I do not currently need)

- U-Boot ported for my board (MCF54455@250MHz, 128MB DDR2)

- Kernel 2.6.25 ripped from LTIB and with slightly adapted configuration for my board


This is what I set in kernel .config:








CONFIG_BOOTPARAM_STRING="rootfstype=romfs ro"

This bootparam_string comes from an older MCF5373 kernel I have running successfully with initrd, so I would think it can not be too bad. Considering the size of the resulting image and the messages, the initramfs image is correctly generated.


However, when booting the image, I get:

 Linux version 2.6.25 (router@labor2.local) (gcc version 4.3.3 (Sourcery G++ Lite4.3-209) ) #23 Mon Mar 1 14:12:42 CET 2010
starting up linux startmem 0x406a6000, endmem 0x48000000, size 121MB
console [ttyS0] enabled
** availmem=0x406a8000 pa(am)=0x406a8000
** mstart=0x406a6000 mend=0x47ffe000
bpfn=0x20000 minpfn=0x20353 maxpfn=0x23fff
dma: phys base=0x406a8000 phys end=0x40ffffff virt base=0xef000000
mda=0xefffffff pa(mda)=0x40ffffff
Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on. Total pages: 16312
Kernel command line: root=/dev/mtdblock1 rw rootfstype=jffs2 ip=none mtdparts=physmap-flash.0:5M(kernel)ro,-(jffs2)

[this is the kernel command line from the U-Boot environment - I did not yet change it because it seems not to have any effect anyways]


 **** nfs_data = 0x402d8000
**** nfs_data = 0x402d8000
Root-NFS: No NFS server available, giving up.
VFS: Unable to mount root fs via NFS, trying floppy.
List of all partitions:
0100 32767 ram0 (driver?)
0101 32767 ram1 (driver?)
0102 32767 ram2 (driver?)
0103 32767 ram3 (driver?)
No filesystem could mount root, tried: jffs2
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(2,0)

Can anybody point me to the location where the kernel gets this idea about NFS from?


Thank you,