[ubuntu-uk] ive changed my distro to gentoo and now every thing is allright

Paul Sladen ubuntu at paul.sladen.org
Sat Apr 29 17:02:09 BST 2006

On Sat, 29 Apr 2006, Matthew Walster wrote:
> All I know is that mkinitramfs doesn't work, mkinitrd does, and the  
> only difference between the two is one is for udev, one is for devfs.

The difference is much greater than this.  'initramfs' is about having a
very early filesystem, which is then responsible for doing some low-level
tasks such as locating the root-filesystem and mounting it, or initiating an
unhibernate---and usplash lives in there too.  These are tasks that used to
be taken care of by the kernel itself.

If you're building a custom linux kernel then you'll likely need to build
your own initramfs;  to rebuild one for the currently running kernel
version, use:

  $ sudo update-initramfs -u `uname -r`

What's the bug number covering your boot issues?

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