BUG: In debian installer
When installing a kernel that uses an initrd the install process
abends because the default in /etc/kernel-img.conf is wrong and
when the installer responds with, I preseme, a CR then dpkg is
aborted. As far as I have been able to determine there is
now way to continue from this point. All options result in the
/etc/kernel-img.conf file being replaced with the one containing the
do_initrd = No option that causes the problem. Following is the
contents of /var/log/messages leading up to the abort. The prompt and
response is flagged with >>>>>
Selecting previously deselected package kernel-image-2.6.8-2-s390.
Unpacking kernel-image-2.6.8-2-s390 (from
You are attempting to install an initrd kernel image (version 2.6.8-2-s390)
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 INITial
Ram Disk to mount a minimal root file system into RAM and use that for
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]Ok, Aborting
dpkg: error processing
subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)