[techtalk] initrd/kernel building

moebius at ip-solutions.net moebius at ip-solutions.net
Sat Jan 8 09:20:58 EST 2000

Hey There,
If you have redhat's install guide the initrd image is mentioned in detail
for recompiling in the scsi section. My guide is at work so I can't tell
you what page. But their guide is online.

Harry Hoffman
Product Systems Specialist
Restaurants Unlimited Inc.
Seattle WA
206 634-3082 ext. 270

On Fri, 7 Jan 2000, Darren Osadchuk wrote:

> I have Red Hat 6.1 installed, and am about to rebuild the kernel. My
> /etc/lilo.conf has this line in it:
> initrd=/boot/initrd-2.12.12-20.img
> 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?
> Thanks!
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