Kernel not showing in grub2

scott redhowlingwolves at
Wed Sep 28 21:36:38 EDT 2011

On 09/28/2011 04:25 PM, Julie Sullivan wrote:
> Hi Scott
> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 2:11 AM, scott<redhowlingwolves at>  wrote:
>> I compiled a 3.0.0-rc7 kernel. Everything went smoothly except it
>> doesn't show in the grub menu even after doing sudo update-grub. I see
>> the kernel in /boot/grub/grub.cfg. Everything appears right with the
>> UUID's and all. I noticed in /boot it doesn't list the abi-3.0-rc7.
>> System-map initrd-img, vmlinux and config are all there.
>> Would the missing abi- keep grub from recognizing it or am I barking up
>> the wrong tree. If it is, how do I go about creating the abi short of
>> recompiling.
> I'm using Ubuntu and looking in my boot directory the only abi-* files
> are those of the 3 distro-native kernels (in fact I only noticed they
> existed when I read your email.) None of my own kernels have them (or
> had them even before I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 as I recall). And all
> the kernels (about 20-30) are installed and booting OK. So maybe it's
> not that.
> There are a couple of things you could check though:
> - You're not naming your kernel something odd. You can build the
> kernel fine of course and do a make modules_install, but when I've
> misnamed a kernel (I've accidentally used underscores instead of
> hyphens before) update-grub (which is run automatically on make
> install on Ubuntu 11.04) complains and refuses to install it.
> -  Your /boot isn't full. Mine maxes out at about 50 kernels with
> their associated files. Again, the new kernel will not be installed if
> it's full :-)
> Assuming it's not either of those I can't immediately think of what
> the problem is. Sorry - this is probably not especially helpful.
> Cheers
> Julie

No naming convention problems. /boot is not full either. I'm stumped on 
this one.

Thanks for the reply anyway, Scott

PS: Sorry for the post to your private email, Pritam. I hit the 'reply' 
button instead of 'reply-to-list'.

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