Strange behaviour at kernel upgrade
I got this strange behaviour on Sid today while upgrading
kernel-image-2.6.8-1-686. Notice on the log that I answered "n" to "Do
you want to stop now? [Y/n]", and it aborted just like if I answered
The only thing noticeable is that I took a long time (a few minutes) to
answer. I suspect there should be no timeout in this case.
I just wanted to let you know, just in case.
Preparing to replace kernel-headers-2.6.8-1 2.6.8-3 (using
Unpacking replacement kernel-headers-2.6.8-1 ...
Preparing to replace kernel-headers-2.6.8-1-686 2.6.8-3 (using
Unpacking replacement kernel-headers-2.6.8-1-686 ...
Preparing to replace kernel-image-2.6.8-1-686 2.6.8-3 (using
You are attempting to install an initrd kernel image (version
This will not work unless you have configured your boot loader to use
initrd. (An initrd image is a kernel image that expects to use an
Ram Disk to mount a minimal root file system into RAM and use that for
As a reminder, in order to configure LILO, you need
to add an 'initrd=/initrd.img' to the image=/vmlinuz
stanza of your /etc/lilo.conf
I repeat, You need to configure your boot loader -- please read your
bootloader documentation for details on how to add initrd images.
If you have already done so, and you wish to get rid of this message,
"do_initrd = Yes"
in /etc/kernel-img.conf. Note that this is optional, but if you do not,
you will continue to see this message whenever you install a kernel
image using initrd.
Do you want to stop now? [Y/n]n
dpkg: error processing
subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 1