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Old 3rd June 2006, 16:50
thctlo thctlo is offline
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Cool Debian and initrd problems.. or not ;-)

Lots of people have problems with new kernels.

it so easy..

here you can find the original link.

I have AMD 1400CPU , so I am going to install the k7 version

apt-get install kernel-image-2.6.8-3-k7

search for the kernel like this: apt-cache search kernel-image-2.6

and dont forget to update your initrd file if you use md devices
and raid, on your root device, check if you do.
first put the modules for /etc/modules in the /etc/mkinitrd/modules

cat /etc/modules >> /etc/mkinitrd/modules

lsmod | grep raid

if you see md and/or raid add the lines to /etc/mkinitrd/modules


check which kernel libaries are on your system here:
ls /lib/modules on my system gives
2.6.8-3-k7 2.4.18-bf2.4 2.4.27-10-hpt

i was running kernel 2.4.27-10-hpt now but we need the modules
from the new kernel.

now make a new initrd:
-o for the ouput file and then the kernel version.

mkinitrd -o /boot/initrd.imd-2.6.8-3-k7 2.6.8-3-k7

and update grup : update-grub

reboot your server.

if your server doesn't boot, reboot with the old kernel

and run lsmod again and check for other modules.

sugestions or improvements send then to me. thctlo@hotmail.com , thanx.
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