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Re: mkinitramfs-kpkg failed to create initrd image.

On Thu, Jan 04, 2007 at 07:35:02PM +0100, Matt Miller wrote:
> Under etch I'm trying to use "dpkg -i" to install a .deb I built using
> make-kpkg.  I'm passing "--initrd" to make-kpkg, since I'm booting
> off a software RAID device.  I've done this before on this same
> machine without a problem, but this one is giving me:
> ...
> Using mkinitramfs-kpkg to build the ramdisk.
> mkinitramfs-kpkg failed to create initrd image.
> Failed to create initrd image.
> dpkg: error processing linux-image-2.6.18-xpc2-4-jan-2007 (--install):
>  subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 9
> I'm trying to build a stripped-down kernel, without loadable module
> support, so maybe I left something important out during
> "make menuconfig."  The kernel seemed to compile fine, though.
> How can I tell why mkinitramfs-kpkg failed to create initrd image?

I've only just started to learn about this stuff my self, but two
things come to mind. there is an initrd support option in menuconfig
and what happens if you try to build the initrd manually with 

mkinitrd -o blah [version]


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