Poweredge missing /initrd, kernel panic on boot

jason andrade jason at dstc.edu.au
Wed Jun 12 02:24:01 CDT 2002


On Tue, 11 Jun 2002, Hubbard, David wrote:

> a RedHat 7.2 CD, or 7.3 CD, mount your drive, and
> then just go to the /boot directory and do a
> 'mkinitrd -f initrd-2.4.x-x.img 2.4.x-x'
> where x-x is the RedHat kernel version dash sub-revision
> that you are running, 2.4.9-31 for example.  Make sure
> the initrd image is the same name as what you have in
> /etc/grub.conf, then reboot.

just a short note - this will not work if you have deleted the
initrd directory.  and yes, i have been there, done this.. you
do it only once :-)

on a dell box booting off the cd is pretty simple.  but now you
know why that emergency boot disk is very useful to have around..


regards,

-jason




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