Re: compiling kernels newer than 2.6.8
Don't know the ins & outs of cramfs support, I built a dpkg from sources
( kernel.org'd 2.6.10 + acpi.sf.net + ipw2200.sf.net ) using:
fakeroot make-kpkg --initrd
and it works fine.
On Tuesday 01 February 2005 15:56, Martin Hauser wrote:
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> > > On Tuesday 01 February 2005 08:52, Dale Harris wrote:
> > > > On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 01:08:57PM +0100, Kai Hildebrandt
> > > >
> > > > elucidated:
> > > > > It is true that debian patch the kernel sources with a cramfs
> > > > > patch. Without that patch you won't be able to use initrd with the
> > > > > mkinitrd *default configuration*!
> > > >
> > > > This is perhaps the case with 2.4 kernel. 2.6 kernels have cramfs
> > > > included in the vanilla kernel.
> > >
> > > I don't think it's even true with 2.4. I'm sure I've used vanilla
> > > kernels and, despite the warning, got a working initrd. "make-kpkg
> > > --initrd..."--
> > Hard to believe because cramfs only works with debian patched
> > kernelsources. Even the vanilla-kernel 2.6.10 does not support cramfs on
> > initrd.
> I'm using Cramfs initrd on a vanilla 2.6.10 kernel to boot my debian
> desktop PC... and it's using lvm which it required to have in the initrd
> cause the root is on the lvm... (don't ask me why, i have not yet figured
> ;) )
> I'm pretty sure the initrd works.. cause without the kernel won't boot.
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