Debian and initrd problems.. or not ;-)

Discussion in 'Kernel Questions' started by thctlo, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. thctlo

    thctlo New Member

    Lots of people have problems with new kernels.

    it so easy..

    here you can find the original link.

    I have AMD 1400CPU , so I am going to install the k7 version

    apt-get install kernel-image-2.6.8-3-k7

    search for the kernel like this: apt-cache search kernel-image-2.6

    and dont forget to update your initrd file if you use md devices
    and raid, on your root device, check if you do.
    first put the modules for /etc/modules in the /etc/mkinitrd/modules

    cat /etc/modules >> /etc/mkinitrd/modules

    lsmod | grep raid

    if you see md and/or raid add the lines to /etc/mkinitrd/modules


    check which kernel libaries are on your system here:
    ls /lib/modules on my system gives
    2.6.8-3-k7 2.4.18-bf2.4 2.4.27-10-hpt

    i was running kernel 2.4.27-10-hpt now but we need the modules
    from the new kernel.

    now make a new initrd:
    -o for the ouput file and then the kernel version.

    mkinitrd -o /boot/initrd.imd-2.6.8-3-k7 2.6.8-3-k7

    and update grup : update-grub

    reboot your server.

    if your server doesn't boot, reboot with the old kernel

    and run lsmod again and check for other modules.

    sugestions or improvements send then to me. [email protected] , thanx.

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