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RE: dist upgrade potato to woody 2.2 to 2.4 kernel

Mike -

so the initrd showed up in the kernel-image package along with instructions.

Perhaps I should try this again and see if I'm missing something. Otherwise,
I guess I'll just have to compile my own...

- Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael P. Soulier [mailto:msoulier@storm.ca]
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2001 2:11 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 12:49:09PM -0400, Stephen Nosal wrote:
> 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?
> it as simple as an additional line in lilo? What creates the
> 'initrd-2.4.4-686' file?

    The file came with the kernel. In fact, the lilo line was made known to
during the install by a debconf message.


Michael P. Soulier <msoulier@storm.ca>
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