Custom ubuntu d-i image creation help?

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Wed Mar 30 17:15:10 CST 2005

On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 12:55:33PM -0800, Scott Robinson wrote:
> I'm trying to create a netinst image using a different kernel than the 
> default in order to work around Ubuntu bugzilla bug #7759.
> I have been attempting to follow the instructions in the d-i source's 
> doc/custom-kernel.txt.

That hasn't really been updated for Ubuntu; it should be ...

> I have experience, and thus it wasn't hard to create a set custom
> kernel packages. I based my kernel .config off official Ubuntu 686-smp
> source.
> I have been stymied at creating the udebs (step 2). dpkg-buildpackage 
> runs kernel-wedge, and it complains about missing modules.

Note that the Ubuntu kernel build process differs here; you don't build
the udebs separately, they're built as part of the kernel packaging. You
don't want to use linux-kernel-di-i386-2.6 or anything like that any

> None of them are ones I need, however the build process stops when it
> attempts to copy hardware firmware over. (Specifically, it stops on
> the atmel firmware.)

Does your kernel source package have the Ubuntu patches applied?


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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