[lug] 2.6.18 kernel and initrd

Dhruva B. Reddy bdhruva at gmx.net
Wed Sep 27 11:21:00 MDT 2006

I'm running Debian testing, and have been trying to build a 2.6.18
kernel (the standard distribution from kernel.org).  I create the initrd
image using 

    mkinitrd -o /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18 2.6.18

I noticed that the result is much smaller than images I have created for other

    WAY2FONKY$ ls -lh /boot/initrd.img-2.6.*
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3.3M 2006-08-18 01:54 /boot/initrd.img-
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.4M 2006-09-23 14:33 /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4.6M 2005-12-28 16:08 /boot/initrd.img-2.6.8-dbr

When I try to boot the new kernel, I get a kernel panic (something about
a gzip error) when trying to get to the initrd image.

Has anyone had any difficulty with init RAM and 2.6.18?


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