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Old 01-07-2005, 02:49 PM   #1
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kernel build create initial ramdisk

Hi, to all, Im updating my kernel 2.4.18 to 2.6.10; Im following the steps in this tutorial: ( ""); but I have a doubt:
In the part about create a ramdisk with this commands:

mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.6.0.img 2.6.0 (in my case initrd-2.6.10.img)
it appears an error message that says that initrd-2.6.10.img doesnt exist; I went to check my boot dir and I found that only exist the initrd-2.4.18.img file (my old kernel) , why I dont found the 2.6.10.img file? was something wrong?
can I go to the follow step? what do you recommend me?

Thanks for all

PD: in the previous steps to mkinitrd i have no any error messages.
Old 01-07-2005, 02:57 PM   #2
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i generally just build my initrd file by...

mkinitrd -c -k (kernelversion#) -m (file system module name)

this creates and initrd.gz file.

Not sure about the img file.


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