[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

URGENT: Building kernel.

Dear all,
I am installing the linux kernel 2.4.18 in debian following the instructions
found in the url:
At the final step for installing the new kernel and module packages:
"dpkg -i {list of .deb packages from the previous step}
I receive the following error message:
rena2:/usr/src# dpkg -i kernel-image-2.4.18myhost1_10.00.Custom_i386.deb
(Reading database ... 54323 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace kernel-image-2.4.18myhost1 10.00.Custom (using
-2.4.18myhost1_10.00.Custom_i386.deb) ...

You are attempting to install an initrd kernel image (version 2.4.18myhost1)
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
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
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.
Do you want to stop now? [Y/n]n
Unpacking replacement kernel-image-2.4.18myhost1 ...
Setting up kernel-image-2.4.18myhost1 (10.00.Custom) ...
Failed to create initrd image.
dpkg: error processing kernel-image-2.4.18myhost1 (--install):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:

Could you please help me???
I'm looking foward for your answer.

Reply to: