I think I finally figured out why none of my kernels have been booting, I haven't been appending the kernel version to the mkinitrd command ...so:
using: /usr/sbin/mkinitrd -o initrd.img-2.6.10-rc3 2.6.10-rc3
I'm now getting:
/bin/bash: error while loading shared libraries: libdl.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
linux-2.6.9# ldd /lib/libdl.so.2
libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x0000002a9566b000)
/lib/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 => /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x000000552aaaa000)
So I guess the kernel or minitrd can't find libdl.so.2 for some linking mistake?
Can someone please suggest a fix of some kind?