Re: Unable to install custom kernel
On Sat, 31 Dec 2005 15:58:24 +1100, Yasir Assam <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> Hi, I recently upgraded from Sarge to Etch. Today I downloaded
> 126.96.36.199 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
> 188.8.131.52-bor01) while running a kernel of version 184.108.40.206-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.
Apparently, mkinitrd can no longer support a large number of
configurations after kernel 2.6.12 (when devfs was dropped). You need
yaird or initramfs-tools, if you want to use an initrd.
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