[techtalk] initrd/kernel building

Darren Osadchuk osadchuk at pangea.ca
Sat Jan 8 00:54:49 EST 2000

I have Red Hat 6.1 installed, and am about to rebuild the kernel. My
/etc/lilo.conf has this line in it:


Now, from what I can tell, I'll need to use mkinitrd to make a new initrd
file that matches up with my new (2.2.14, I think -- the latest stable)
kernel. My specific questions is: at what point in the process do I need to
do this? This isn't addressed in the kernel how-to, and initrd wasn't
incorporated into Red Hat 5.2, from what I can remember, so this is the
first time I've come across it.

Or, can I just not bother with initrd? Is it worth having?


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