I confirm the 6 MB barrier for file transmitted via TFTP.
I don't know if this limitation comes from yaboot or the Apple's
I was finally abble to launch the installation of the FC6 from the
network thanks to yaboot/TFTP by reducing the ramdisk.image.gz file from
6.2 MB to 5.3 MB.
In details, I unpacked ramdisk.image.gz and removed some drivers I do
not need from its modules/modules.cgz file (qlogic / hba drivers, JFS
and XFS support) and upated configuration files in modules/ .
Does Fedora project plan to provide ramdisk.image.gz < 6 MB in the future ?
my $ 0.02
Pierre Bourgin a écrit :
Can someone has any advice about netbooting Apple Mac PowerBook G4 based
to install FC6 ? or has a status about it ?
I try to use yaboot from TFTP server with the OpenFirmware command
" boot enet:0,yaboot ".
the vmlinuz file is successfully transfered, the ramdisk.image.gz
transfert begins but fail to be achieved with the following error:
Transfer FILE: /ppc32/fc6/ramdisk.image.gz method 'load' failed 00000300
ramdisk load failed !
I've also tried with the netboot image via yaboot, but it fails with the
same error message the previous one (for ramdisk.image.gz).
It also fails if trying to boot it directly from OpenFirmware (" boot
BTW, is it a right method to load it, or the use of yaboot is required ?
Some googling seem to indicate that the file to load via yaboot are too
So I've built the last yaboot available from sources (1.3.14-rc1), but
errors messages remain the same.
I've also tried to load vmlinuz/ramdisk.image.gz of FC7-t2, but it also
Did I missed something ?
Also is it a yaboot limitation while booting from network ? no such
limitations while booting from a physical media (cdrom) ?
I must say that this is pretty difficult to find some infos. about this
:( and the Fedora wiki pages about PPC is pretty tiny.
Thanks in advance for any tips !