Ramdisk app needed - Debian

This is a discussion on Ramdisk app needed - Debian ; I run etch, 2.6.12 kernel. 2.8ghz AMD 32bit CPU, nvidia chipset I had to recompile kernel, trying the 'debian way':-) When I ran: dpkg -i kernel-image-2.6.14.3_custom.1.0_i386.deb I got the following: 8> You are attempting to install an initrd kernel image ...

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  1. Ramdisk app needed

    I run etch, 2.6.12 kernel. 2.8ghz AMD 32bit CPU, nvidia chipset

    I had to recompile kernel, trying the 'debian way':-)
    When I ran:
    dpkg -i kernel-image-2.6.14.3_custom.1.0_i386.deb
    I got the following:

    8><_-------------------------------
    You are attempting to install an initrd kernel image (version
    2.6.14.3) while running a kernel of version 2.6.12-1-k7, but
    you have no suitable ramdisk generation tool installed among
    /usr/sbin/mkinitrd /usr/sbin/mkinitrd.yaird /usr/sbin/mkinitramfs.
    This will break the installation, unless a
    suitable ramdisk generation tool is also being installed right
    now.
    Could not find . at /var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/preinst line 228.
    Setting up kernel-image-2.6.14.3 (custom.1.0) ...
    Failed to find suitable ramdisk generation tool for kernel version 2.6.14.3
    on running kernel 2.6.12-1-k7 in /usr/sbin/mkinitrd
    /usr/sbin/mkinitrd.yaird /usr/sbin/mkinitramfs dpkg: error processing
    kernel-image-2.6.14.3 (--install):
    subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 2
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    kernel-image-2.6.14.3
    8><_----------------------------------

    If what I need is a "suitable ramdisk generation tool" then would would be
    good?
    I tried doing a package that had ramdisk in it's description, but that
    wanted to remove discover. So now I'm here hoping for a reply as to what
    to do or what I am doing wrong.
    TYIA
    -- dw


  2. Re: Ramdisk app needed

    On Sat, 26 Nov 2005 12:09:42 -0500, Bill Marcum wrote:

    > On Sat, 26 Nov 2005 11:59:09 -0500, linxlvr
    > wrote:
    >>
    >> If what I need is a "suitable ramdisk generation tool" then would would be
    >> good?
    >> I tried doing a package that had ramdisk in it's description, but that
    >> wanted to remove discover. So now I'm here hoping for a reply as to what
    >> to do or what I am doing wrong.
    >> TYIA
    >> -- dw
    >>

    > Try initrd-tools.

    TY. It ends up the problem is even bigger. :-(
    But I'll keep it in mind.
    --
    dw


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