Compiling a debian kernel for 2.6.29+

May 26th, 2009 Blog 0 Comments

A recent [documented] change in the debian kernel-package effectively rendered the –initrd flag to a kernel build all but useless (a little harsh, i know). In actual fact, it now only notifies the hook scripts that an initrd is required – however one is no longer created.

This created a little bit of fuss on the various lists and a few bug reports at Some of the more informative ones can be found here and here.

In short, the change was documented in the package NEWS and README files with hints to check out the post script sample scripts and apply these to the relevant directories in /etc/kernel.

I copied over the following:








From there just a normal build and install and all was well.

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