Subject: Re: New sparc64 netboot image available



Hi,

On Mon, Apr 03, 2017 at 02:41:01PM +0200, Frans van Berckel wrote:
> On Mon, 2017-04-03 at 11:32 +0200, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> > It contains both the kernel and the initrd. But that's true for sparc
> > as well, so I am not sure why the sparc image is so much smaller.
> >
> > In debian-installer's build/util/tftpboot.sh:
> >
> >     sparc | sparc64)
> >         elftoaout -o $tftpimage $tftpimage.tmp
> >         # Piggyback appends the ramdisk to the a.out image in-place
> >         piggyback64 $tftpimage $tmp $rootimage
> >         ;;
> >
> > So, I am currently out of ideas, to be honest.
>
> There a 10Mb limit, if i am well, allocated by Openboot for the
> bootloader. We are acting within the same space?
>
> https://lists.debian.org/debian-sparc/2015/12/msg00115.html

With TILO image you could use compressed kernel.

A.

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