Re: Unable to install custom kernel
I managed to fix it by installing initramfs-tools, though I don't
pretend to understand why it happened.
Any explanations would be much appreciated.
I recently upgraded from Sarge to Etch. Today I downloaded kernel
184.108.40.206 from kernel.org and built it with make-kpkg as follows:
$ make-kpkg clean
$ fakeroot make-kpkg --append_to_version -xyz --initrd \
$ cd ..
# dpkg -i kernel-image*.deb
When I did this though, I got the following error:
You are attempting to install an initrd kernel image (version
220.127.116.11-bor01) while running a kernel of version 18.104.22.168-ver01, but
you have no suitable ramdisk generation tool installed among
/usr/sbin/mkinitrd /usr/sbin/mkinitrd.yaird /usr/sbin/mkinitramfs.
This will break the installation, unless a
suitable ramdisk generation tool is also being installed right
This is strange, beceause I do have /usr/sbin/mkinitrd installed - I
have the initrd-tools package installed.
Is there some other ramdisk generation tool I need?
This is the same method I used to build 22.214.171.124 only a few weeks ago,
so I don't understand why it's stopped working.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.