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Old 03-22-2003, 06:13 PM   #1
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Quick kernel question

I have the vmlinuz file compiled and ready to go, but when I was adding the new kernel to my GRUB bootloader, I noticed on my current kernel that there was also an img file used. Do I need this file too? Where is it? I still have the kernel source.
Old 03-22-2003, 08:02 PM   #2
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If you have compiled-in ( as opposed to building kernel modules ) everything you need to mount the root filesystem ( ext3.o, raid5.o, xor.o etc ), you dont. If not, you need to create an initrd ( INITial Ram Disk) with the modules you need so that you may mount the root filesystem. You haven't supplied the RH version you are using in your profile, but if it is anything reasonably modern, it should have the shell-script called 'mkinitrd' which will do that for you. See man 8 mkinitrd for usage.
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Sweeeeeet. Thanks man.


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