make-kpkg --initrd won't create initrd

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make-kpkg --initrd won't create initrd

Postby Tadeas » 2010-05-18 12:34

Hi!
When I compile a custom kernel with this command:
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make-kpkg --initrd kernel_image kernel_headers

and then install the .deb, there's no initrd in /boot and I have to create it manually. I've thought that the --initrd option should take care about this, but somehow it doesn't.

It behaves like this for about two years at least (since I've compiled my first kernel). Of course, it's no big deal to create it manually, I was just wondering whether do I do anything wrong or whether should I fill a bug report..
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Re: make-kpkg --initrd won't create initrd

Postby the trooper » 2010-05-24 20:08

It's not a bug.
There has been a number of posts about this on various forums.
I found the following worked for me:

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# cp -av /usr/share/doc/kernel-package/examples/etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs /etc/kernel/postinst.d


An initrd will now be created automatically.
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