signed F11 for XO-1

Esteban Bordon ebordon at
Thu Nov 5 13:31:55 EST 2009

I saw the OFW code and I did not understand :-/

I created a ticket ( with the issue and
dsaxena wrote:

"The dracut message happens way after OFW has handed off control."

Then it should be a problem in the kernel included in the image?  is a know

2009/10/9 Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at>

> On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 1:00 PM, Esteban Bordon
> <ebordon at> wrote:
> > are the kernel params hardcoded in OFW for secure boot?
> Yes -- on "insecure boot" boot/olpc.fth is read, but not on secure
> boot. Notes at
> If you want to see how the kernel params are setup in OFW, you should
> look at OpenFirmware as of changeset 1145, in the file
> cpu/x86/pc/olpc/fw.bth
> You want to look for boot-file. Anyway, my quick review of the file is
> that there doesn't seem to be a usable root parameter for that case.
> If you look, *nothing* talks about mtd in relation to the boot-file
> parameter.
> The initramfs code should check for the secure case, or at least the
> "missing a root parameter" and set it.
> cheers,
> m
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