Missing initrd.addrsize in LPAR install

David Cantrell dcantrell at redhat.com
Mon Jan 17 19:53:42 UTC 2011

On Thu, 13 Jan 2011, Kufat wrote:

> The minimal LPAR install file references a initrd.addrsize, which is
> supposed to be in the images subdirectory of the ftp site.  This file
> is missing.  It appears to be generated by utils/geninitrdsz.c or
> addrsize.c in RHEL, but I'm afraid I don't have much information
> beyond that.
> References:
> http://www.linux-archive.org/centos/459334-generate-correct-initrd-addrsize-file-system-z-647827-a.html
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=197773 (I haven't
> seen that myself, don't have an account.)

The initrd.addrsize file is generated when a tree is composed, so unless
that's happened, that file will be missing from the ftp site.  It's
possible the ftp site is just storing a yum repository of built packages
and some older images to perform installation.  A full tree compose needs
to happen in order to get all of the other supplementary such as

David Cantrell <dcantrell at redhat.com>
Supervisor, Installer Engineering Team
Red Hat, Inc. | Honolulu, HI | UTC-10

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