[Novalug] WTF: How to get a working initrd image (How does mkinitrd work??)
kkauffman at headfog.com
Mon Jan 14 14:15:09 EST 2008
I still don't know why opensuse is picking a BIGSMP kernel for that
hardware. It simply doesn't need it.
If you are going to go through the exercise of compiling a kernel, then why
don't you just compile in all the options (not as modules) that are relevant
to your hardware? Then you do not need the initrd image. I ran my Gentoo
machines like this all the time.
On 1/14/08, Jay Hart <jhart at kevla.org> wrote:
> I installed the kernel source for 184.108.40.206-0.3-bigsmp, did a:
> make module_install
> make install
> everything compiled fine, lots of warnings, but no errors.
> The README states that the output of 'make install', will include the
> image, needed to boot the system.
> and, once again did not get an initrd file, in this case should have
> initrd-220.127.116.11-0.3-bigsmp. (but I did get all the other kernel files)
> So, I can't boot the new kernel I just made either.
> I've played around with mkinitrd long enough to realize I don't know how
> get it to make an initrd file, that I can boot from.
> If someone has any experience with this utility, please contact me.
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