Bug#293508: bug still in 2.6.14
FYI, this bug is still in 2.6.14 (I'm using Kanotix 2005-04 amd64).
The basic problem is mkinitrd fails to detect modules that are built-into the kernel. The script seems to looks for loadable modules instead. It needs code to detect modules compiled into the kernel.
There are workarounds on this page to get mkinitrd to work:
Or you can just unzip this file and use it instead of mkinitrd:
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