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Old 02-27-2010, 01:05 AM   #1
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sudo mkinitrd -o /boot/initrd.img- sudo: mkinitrd: command not foun

Dear All,
i have made a customised kernel( compilied it and want to make the initrd image so that i can boot this kernel but i am not able to make the image i am getting following error...

#sudo mkinitrd -o /boot/initrd.img-
sudo: mkinitrd: command not found

can anybody help me out what is the problem and how i can make the boot image of my compiled kernel so that i can boot this kernel...
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Hi, welcome to LQ!

And if you tell us which distro you're using we may be
able to provide more targeted help.

Is mkinitrd installed, does a 'locate mkinitrd' or 'find / -name mkinitrd'
return anything?



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