View Full Version : [ubuntu] checking if image is initramfs...it isn't

April 24th, 2008, 06:37 PM
When I upgraded my Ubuntu server from Gutsy to Hardy using do-release-upgrade all seemed fine. However, the boot procedure now hangs after these two lines:

[ 28.190344] checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (bad gzip magic numbers); looks like an initrd
[ 28.216154] Freeing initrd memory: 8194k freed

I have reverted back to using the vmlinuz and initrd.img from Gutsy, which still works. However obviously I'd like to get the Hardy kernel working!

Any ideas please?

July 15th, 2008, 02:02 PM
See https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lilo/+bug/221664

Summary: initramfs grew too big, you have to include a line with "large-memory" in /etc/lilo.conf and rerun lilo.


July 16th, 2008, 12:27 PM
Thanks for the update. I managed to install Grub in the end and get the serial console operational, but it's handy to know it wasn't something I was doing wrong!