Cannot compile kernel without Initial RAM filesystem and RAM disk (initramfs/initrd) support

Rafał Zawadzki bluszcz at
Thu Nov 8 13:49:55 UTC 2007

On Thursday 08 November 2007 13:19:58 giacof at wrote:
> Hello, I tried to build a custom 2.6.22 kernel on Kubuntu Gutsy without
> initramfs support, but the compilation stops with the following error:
> init/built-in.o: In function `start_kernel':
> /usr/src/linux-source-2.6.22/init/main.c:635: undefined reference to
> `early_populate_rootfs' make[1]: *** [.tmp_vmlinux1] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.22'
> make: *** [debian/stamp-build-kernel] Error 2
> I can post my .config, if needed. In any case, I don't like the idea to be
> forced to enable initramfs. Any help would be highly appreciated.
> Federico

Can you describe your build process?

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