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Old 12-15-2003, 06:16 AM   #1
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initrd support for kernel version 2.4.22

I'm building a custom linux system. When configuring it (using make menuconfig) I didn't see any menu item for enabling initrd support, and the resulting .config file had '# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD not set' in it.

On a hunch I set both CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD and CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM to y by editing the .config file and rebuilt the kernel but it still doesn't load my initrd.

Why doesn't the menuconfig/xconfig have an option for it / how is it called / how can i get it to work?

Old 12-15-2003, 02:50 PM   #2
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"how can i get it to work?"

Whether you use an initrd and which initrd file to use is an option in your bootloader configuration file. Check /etc/lilo.conf or your grub configuration file.

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

Steve Stites

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Old 12-16-2003, 11:49 AM   #3
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I pretty much solved the issue. Had devfs configured for the kernel but not devfs mount at boot time. I just removed devfs and recompiled and now it works.
Thanks anyway...


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