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RE: dist upgrade potato to woody 2.2 to 2.4 kernel

so, is it possible that the standard build requires a ramdisk, but if you
'roll your own' it is not necessary?

If the above is true, and I wish to install the standard build kernel, how
do I go about putting together this ramdisk and configuring it correctly? is
it as simple as an additional line in lilo? What creates the
'initrd-2.4.4-686' file?

- Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael P. Soulier [mailto:msoulier@storm.ca]
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2001 12:19 PM
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: dist upgrade potato to woody 2.2 to 2.4 kernel

On Mon, Aug 06, 2001 at 11:04:51AM -0500, Michael Heldebrant wrote:
> Interesting.  My lilo.conf has no line about initrd and dmesg reports
> nothing on ramdisks for my 2.4.7 system.  What type of systems need a
> ramdisk to boot initially?

    I understood that all 2.4 kernels do, but I suppose it depends on
or not the builder of the kernel used one?


Michael P. Soulier <msoulier@storm.ca>
"With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not
necessarily a
good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could
dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead." -- RFC 1925

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