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Re: upgrading to a premade kernel after installing with 3.0.7

On Wed, Jul 04, 2001 at 07:32:39PM +1000, Glenn McGrath wrote:

> I installed testing yesterday.
> tasksel was a problem, but thats been discussed i think.
> The *major* problem i had was upgrading to pre-built 2.4.5 kernel post 
> install, when i first installed 2.4.5 i was told to edit 
> /etc/kernel-img.conf (that didnt exist yet) and add a line "Do_initrd = 
> Yes" (is it case sensitive?), after the kernel package finished 
> installing i found the file and edited it. When i rebooted the kernel 
> couldnt find the root device.... i dunno what i wants as the root 
> device, the real root device, or the initrd.

That's not exactly what you were told to do.  The message said to fix your
bootloader so that it would boot the initrd kernel, THEN change
/etc/kernel-img.conf to get rid of the warning message.  In the case of LILO,
this means adding an initrd= line to the proper stanza in /etc/lilo.conf.

This happened because the packaged 2.2 kernels don't use an initrd, while the
packaged 2.4 kernels do.  If you follow the instructions, everything works OK.

 - mdz

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