How to recompile ubuntu kernel

Fred Blaise chapeaurouge at
Tue Sep 28 21:13:31 UTC 2004

Hello Paco

I think the initrd is just for the ext3 and reiserfs , since those are modules
in ubuntu. So if you build those in to the kernel, you shouldn't need the
initrd. Of course, I could be wrong, this is just my best guess.

Just install the kernel-source with apt-get, and go on with your kernel
compilation. More info at


Quoting Paco Ros <paco at>:

> Hi.
> I'm running kernel anf I'd like to compile a new one removing
> some things I don't use and targetting P4 CPU to optimize.
> I've always compiled a kernel without initrd image, but I like very much this
> way to load and unload modules (and I don't remember what options I should
> compile into the kernel :-))
> How do you create these kernels with initrd images? I've found some info at
> Google, but I don't know what I should put into a initrd image.
> Regards.
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