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Old 02-12-2004, 02:24 PM   #1
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After updating Kernel system will not boot !!

I went to
and followed the instructions verbatim. I was recompiling my kernel from 2.20.2 to 2.6.2 . I am running Debian

All went well until I go to this last part:

Next remove existing initrd.img file:
rm -rf /boot/initrd.x.x.x.img

..And create the new one:
/sbin/mkinitrd /boot/initrd-x.x.x.img x.x.x
(Note: )
The last set of x.x.x is the eqivalent to your new kernel version and it looks to /lib/modules for that version.

When I type in the command /sbin/mkinitrd I get an error message No such file or directory. Even though I could not perform the command below, would it cause debian to not boot:

/sbin/mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.6.2.img 2.6.2

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Old 02-12-2004, 03:02 PM   #2
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did you specify a unique kernel name in your makefile using extraversion= ?
Old 02-12-2004, 04:00 PM   #3
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No I did not. I can however boot into to the kernel to make changes. Right ?

Old 02-12-2004, 04:42 PM   #4
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AFAIK Dbian (woody) has serious problems if you try to upgrade the kernel to 2.6, you may try the kernel-mailing list, though.


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