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Re: How do I rebuild the initrd?



On Wed, 2007-07-11 at 01:16 -0400, Tom Diehl wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I need to know if anyone has the magic incantation to get mkinitrd to build a
> proper initrd from either rescue mode or the live cd. I need to put a drive
> into another box that has a different disk controller in it.
> 
> If I boot into rescue mode and setup a chroot, when I run mkinitrd I get
> an error that says "error opening /sys/block: No such file or directory.
Do you have a /sys directory on your installation. It is one of those
pseudo directories like /proc. If not mkdir /sys might be worth doing.
> 
> I also get the same error if I try to do the same thing from the live cd.
> 
> The resulting initrd is unusable because the kernel cannot find the root
> partition.
> 
> I there a howto somewhere for this?
> 
> I tried google but either I am not looking for the right thing or it does not
> exist.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Tom
> 
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