custom kernel install - query

Javier Murcia Díaz javi at
Mon Dec 20 05:25:19 EST 2010

On Lunes 20 Diciembre 2010 01:23:12 Sengottuvelan S escribió:
> Hi all
> I am trying to install new custom kernel in my ubundu. I am able to
> see "vmlinuz-2.6.x.x-custom-velan"
> and in my /boot after
> #make-kpkg --initrd --append-to-version=-custom_velan kernel_image
> kernel_headers
> i don;t see initrd for this new custom kernel in /boot and also no entry is
> created in /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
> I also don't see any new file "menu.lst" in /boot/grub directory.
> I am using generic kernel as below.
> root at ubuntu:/usr/src/linux# uname -a
> Linux ubuntu 2.6.32-24-generic #39-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jul 28 05:14:15 UTC 2010
> x86_64 GNU/Linux
> Can you throw some light on this.

I had the same problem a while ago, make-kpkg doesn't build the initrd file in 
my debian box.

To solve this i had to use mkinitramfs and then, add the initrd file by hand 
in the grub.conf.
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