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Old 02-06-2004, 04:43 PM   #1
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No Mkinitrd??????


I was compiling my new 2.6.1 kernel and I was following what they had to posted to help newbies

rm -rf /boot/initrd-2.6.1.img

/sbin/mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.6.1.img


mkinitrd not found


what the heck?
 
Old 02-06-2004, 04:50 PM   #2
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What linux distribution is it? If you don't have modules that are required to succesfully boot and mount your hard drive you don't need an initrd.

Distributions like Slackware doen't use initrd.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 11:59 AM   #3
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I didn't know Slackware didnt need initrd for booting.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 04:10 PM   #4
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could also be mk_initrd. I'm not sure what the difference is, but I've got a mk_initrd which is a symlink to mkinitrd
 
Old 02-07-2004, 04:16 PM   #5
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You only need an initrd if you need kernel modules to mount your root file system. Otherwise you can just mount your root file system and use modutils to get everything going from there. The Slackware main kernel includes all the popular systems compiled into it. Redhat and Mandrake are module crazy distributions were they include every option under the sun compiled as a module.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 06:10 AM   #6
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Some things just require initrd, bootsplash is one I can think of. If you just have to have mkinitrd you'll need to get an rpm package and convert it to tgz because mkinitrd is not available for slackware.
 
  


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