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Re: compiling a kernel from kernel.org [SOLVED]

Gregor Galwas wrote:
> Hey,
> Thx everybody for your quick answers and friendly help.
> You were right. I removed all Xen options from the kernel config and
> linux-image-2.6.32-rc5_20091016-2_amd64.deb
> has been built.
> Installing it with "dpkg -i ..." worked fine.
> The only problem to be solved was the initrd. it has NOT been generated
> by dpkg during the installation.
> so I generated it using mkinitramfs -c -k 2.6.32-rc5. worked fine.
> update-grub - worked fine as well.
> Finally I can use KMS with my radeon 4670 :)
> Greetings
> Gregor Galwas

Hi, regarding the initrd, you need to copy over to /etc/kernel/* the
relevant scripts from /usr/share/kernel-package/examples/etc/kernel/*
(look for "initramfs" or "yaird" if you use it). It will save you the
mkinitramfs step.
Also have a look at
/usr/share/kernel-package/examples/etc/sample.kernel-img.conf to trigger
links creation and such.


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