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Re: Unable to install custom kernel



Hi again,

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.

Thanks,
Yasir

Hi,

I recently upgraded from Sarge to Etch. Today I downloaded kernel 2.6.14.5 from kernel.org and built it with make-kpkg as follows:

    $ make-kpkg clean
    $ fakeroot make-kpkg --append_to_version -xyz --initrd \
            kernel_image
    $ 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
2.6.14.5-bor01) while running a kernel of version 2.6.14.3-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
now.

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 2.6.14.3 only a few weeks ago, so I don't understand why it's stopped working.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Yasir






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