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    Kernel + initrd (mkinitrd problem?)

    I compile my kernels manually, and always have, and i don't use make-kpkg to do it. For some reason, after installing Hoary Preview, I cant make an initrd.

    mkinitrd doesn't give any errors, or anything, it just doesnt make an initrd.img. Here is the command args i use:

    root@ubuntu:/boot # mkinitrd -o ./initrd.img-2.6.11 2.6.11

    Everything seems to go fine, no errors, but the initrd.img is not made. I've made initrd images this way for years, and i dont see why its not working for me now.

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    Re: Kernel + initrd (mkinitrd problem?)

    Quote Originally Posted by d0nk
    I compile my kernels manually, and always have, and i don't use make-kpkg to do it. For some reason, after installing Hoary Preview, I cant make an initrd.

    mkinitrd doesn't give any errors, or anything, it just doesnt make an initrd.img. Here is the command args i use:

    root@ubuntu:/boot # mkinitrd -o ./initrd.img-2.6.11 2.6.11

    Everything seems to go fine, no errors, but the initrd.img is not made. I've made initrd images this way for years, and i dont see why its not working for me now.
    Hm, well, it seems that i dont need an initrd to boot my kernel. Maybe its because 99.9% of everything is compiled in

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    Re: Kernel + initrd (mkinitrd problem?)

    Is /etc/mkinitrd setup properly?

    What about the -k option. Is anything left there afterwards if you is it?

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    Re: Kernel + initrd (mkinitrd problem?)

    Quote Originally Posted by d0nk
    I compile my kernels manually, and always have, and i don't use make-kpkg to do it. For some reason, after installing Hoary Preview, I cant make an initrd.

    mkinitrd doesn't give any errors, or anything, it just doesnt make an initrd.img. Here is the command args i use:

    root@ubuntu:/boot # mkinitrd -o ./initrd.img-2.6.11 2.6.11

    Everything seems to go fine, no errors, but the initrd.img is not made. I've made initrd images this way for years, and i dont see why its not working for me now.
    use the -k option to keep files and the manually launch: mkcramfs /<tmp_data_dir> /boot/initrd_image

    that's what mkinitrd was supposed to do...

    hope it helps...

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