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Old 05-10-2005, 03:40 PM   #1
djgerbavore
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upgrading kernel by using initrd


i'm upgrading my kernel to the 2.6.11 from the testing directory on the slackware cd. I was reading the initrd readme and was confused.
Code:
Now you'll want to run "mkinitrd".  I'm using reiserfs for my root
filesystem, and since it's an IDE system the reiserfs module will be
the only one I need to load:

  mkinitrd -c -k 2.6.11 -m reiserfs
My confusion is my hard drive is a sata drive, do i need to compile sata drive support into the initrd, for this to work? I am using reiser file sys, but i'm not sure on the sata drives if it will work or not.

thanks,

djgerbavor3
 
Old 05-10-2005, 03:57 PM   #2
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Why not take the config file from the kernel 2.6 package and compile your
kernel from source, this way no need for an initrd...
 
Old 05-10-2005, 04:30 PM   #3
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well there isn't a need that i have to do it that way, I just wanted to mess with initrd and learn about it

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