Re: Installing kernel-image-2.4.17-k7
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Installing kernel-image-2.4.17-k7
- From: Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 16:05:47 -0600
- Message-id: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- In-reply-to: <3C7E743D.545A757D@pacbell.net> (Stan Kaufman's message of "Thu, 28 Feb 2002 10:17:33 -0800")
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>>"Stan" == Stan Kaufman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Stan> This was good; it pointed out which RTFM was germane. A note
Stan> that the new 2.4.x kernel images use initrd whereas the 2.2.x
Stan> kernels didn't would help those of us who don't follow kernel
Stan> development realize that there's something new that we need to
Stan> pay attention here.
Well, initrd's are not inherent to 2.4.x kernels (none of my
2.4 kernels use initrd, but you may make a 2.2 initrd image if you
wish), so we can't make general statements like that. However, the
fact that you are getting this message indicates that something
strange is going on, no?
Stan> More explicit instructions about where in /etc/lilo.conf the
Stan> line should go would have made the fix easier--that it should
Stan> go in the image=/vmlinuz section, and not at, say, the end of
Stan> the file. Perhaps this is obvious once you know, but it's those
Stan> of us who don't know who need clear instructions! ;-) From the
Stan> number of posts I found on this topic in the archives,
Stan> apparently there are a few of us out there.
The new warning reads:
As a reminder, in order to configure lilo, you need to
add an 'initrd=/initrd.img' to the image=/vmlinuz
stanza of your /etc/lilo.conf
Stan> This confused me a bit. At first I thought maybe
Stan> /etc/kernel-img.conf was necessary for the kernel to install,
I repeat, You need to configure your boot loader. If you have already done
so, and you wish to get rid of this message, please put
`do_initrd = Yes'
in /etc/kernel-img.conf. Note that this is optional, but if you do not,
you'll contitnue to see this message whenever you install a kernel
image using initrd.
Stan> So, I'm not clear how this particular warning aids the
Stan> process. Should the user be allowed to eliminate the warning
Stan> even if they haven't done the Right Thing with lilo.conf yet?
Hey. The customer is always right. Perhaps LILO is not the
primary boot loader -- suppose they now use grub, but never really
removed lilo from the machine. Suppose they did remove lilo, but did
not purge it.
Far be it for me to programmatically over rule the human.
Stan> Thanks for requesting input, Manoj, and thanks for maintaining
Stan> the package!!
The opulence of the front office door varies inversely with the
fundamental solvency of the firm.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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