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Re: DMA missing after install -- rebuild initrd? HOWTO?

Sorry for the delay in responding; work kept me offline for a

Lennart Sorensen wrote:
>On Wed, Feb 01, 2006 at 02:26:59AM +0000, cmetzler@speakeasy.net wrote:
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>> I've never built or rebuilt an initrd, or monkeyed with the contents
>> of one.  When I haven't been able to use a Debian install kernel,
>> I've always just built my own and compiled the drive controller/
>> filesystem modules into the kernel, so there's no issue.  I could
>> do that again here, and I plan to eventually; but I'd like to have
>> the installation kernel working well first so I can use it as a base
>> from which to start (these are my first steps with 2.6.x as well).
>> So I'm wondering if someone can point me at good docs/a howto
>> for building/rebuilding the Debian install initrd?  I have a
>> vague memory of people commenting that mkinitrd is now deprecated
>> in favor of yaird -- that correct?
> Well which kernel version do you use

Right now, just as noted, the etch install kernel, which is
2.6.12-1-amd64-generic; I'll switch to 2.6.12-1-amd64-k8 right away,
though, so that's fine too.

> and do you use mkinitrd, yaird or
> initramfs-tools?

None of the above -- I use nothing, since I've never monkeyed around
with initrds before.  But I had a vague memory of people here
discussing mkinitrd being deprecated in favor of yaird, but yaird
having some problem on amd64 at the moment.  Am I remembering


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