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Re: [suse-security] Re: Kernel k_deflt-2.4.21-144.i586.rpm initrd-Problem...



Marius,

you have no module entries in the file /etc/sysconfig/kernel for the 
variable INITRD_MODULES (most likely there is only INITRD_MODULES = "" 
in the file).
Gernerally, this is no prblem. It simply means that for your computer no 
additional drivers are required. The script mk_initrd detects this and 
gives the message that no initrd is required.
Unfortunately there is still the entry in grub's config file 
/boot/grub/menu.lst 
So grub expects to find an initrd which is not present. To fix this, 
simply comment out the line(s) starting with 'initrd' in the menu.lst 
file (put a '#' at the beginning of the line(s)).

Hth,

         Jürgen

On Sunday 29 February 2004 18:21, Security wrote:
> Ok, I downdated the system to the original Kernel to be found on cd.
> Then I tried to install the kernel downloaded at
>
> ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/suse/i386/update/9.0/rpm/i586/k_deflt-2.4.21-19
>2.i586.rpm
>
> But I still have the same problem. When I do
>
> mybox:~ # rpm -Uhv k_deflt-2.4.21-192.i586.rpm
> Preparing...               
> ########################################### [100%] 1:k_deflt         
>       ########################################### [100%] Changing
> symlink /boot/vmlinuz from vmlinuz-2.4.21-99-default to
> vmlinuz-2.4.21-192-default
> Changing symlink /boot/initrd from initrd-2.4.21-99-default to
> initrd-2.4.21-192-default
> Root device:    /dev/hda6 (mounted on / as ext2)
> No initrd required
> Using grub, re-install of bootloader not required.
>
> And no initrd is there in /boot. And another mkinitrd outputs
>
> Root device:    /dev/hda6 (mounted on / as ext2)
> No initrd required
>
> I don't have another box which would need the default kernel so I
> can't figure out wether it's the default kernel package or my box.
> Does anybody have the the same problem? Could someone please help me?
>
> Thanx.
>
> Kind regards Marius Heidenstecker


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