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Re: Unable to install custom kernel

On Sat, 31 Dec 2005 15:58:24 +1100, Yasir Assam <list1@endlessvoid.com> said: 

> Hi, I recently upgraded from Sarge to Etch. Today I downloaded
> kernel
> 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
> while running a kernel of version,
> 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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