I have compiled new modules and a new kernel and cannot remember for the
life of me how to pass the noinitrd option to the kernel at boot time using
the grub shell. My linux is set up to use the MS bootloader and I choose
linux and grub> appears. It must be something after kernel. I've tried
noinit. --no-initrd everything I know. When booted and I run mkinitrd I get
a response all of your loopback devices are on.

Bill