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Old 03-04-2004, 10:14 PM   #1
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Kernel 2.6.3 on SuSE 9


After building my Compaq Presario 2100 up with SuSE 9.0 Pro over the last few days, I decided to upgrade to Kernel 2.6.3 to take advantage of the enhanced power/cpu throttling features.

I have compiled the kernel, and copied the bzimage into /boot as vmlinuz-2.6.3 and copied the into /boot as

When I try to make a new initrd.img I use the following line:
(logged in as su)
mkinitrd -k vmlinuz-2.6.3 -i initrd.img-2.6.3

And I get:
Root device: /dev/hda1 (mounted on / as reiserfs)
Module list: reiserfs
Kernel Version: 2.6.3 (i386)
Kernel image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.3
Initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.3
No modules found for kernel 2.6.3

What's going on?

Old 03-05-2004, 12:07 AM   #2
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Im having issues with the initrd in 2.3.6 as well although not in Suse as im using Red Hat, I wish I could help but im FAR to new to the linux OS and am still trying to figure it out myself.

I get the error on bootup saying that there is no initrd and I should try passing init= option to Kernel.
Old 03-05-2004, 12:44 AM   #3
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You probably need to update mkinitrd for 2.6 kernel support, get it here:

If you run into dependency problems you should be able to find them in
Old 03-05-2004, 06:38 PM   #4
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Thanks! I'll check for a SuSE specific mkinitrd for 2.6.3.
Old 03-05-2004, 09:17 PM   #5
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CrankyBen, the mkinitrd shipped w/ SuSE its OK, i got the kernel 2.6.3 working on a Toshiba Satellite w/ all the tools that came w/ SuSE 9.0.

First make sure you have the modules installed under


If they are there go to


and check for "reiserfs.ko"

If its not there check your kernel configuration and see if you enabled reiserfs as module or built-in the kernel.

The mkinitrd that comes w/ SuSE checks the existence of "reiserfs.ko" since it is included on the initrd image.

Just in case the directory "/lib/modules/2.6.3" is not there go to your "linux-2.6.3" directory and as root type

make modules_install

Hope this helps


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