RC3 Install Report

Harald Hoyer harald at redhat.com
Thu May 20 10:28:29 UTC 2010

On 05/18/2010 09:24 PM, Antonio Olivares wrote:
>>> As Antonio Olivares mentioned, just getting a kernel.org source to build with
>>> recent drivers is an adventure, So the better support for FOSS is more in
>>> principle than practice by his evaluation.
>> Let's face the facts.  If you are going to talk about non technical end
>> users,  they are not interesting in building any kernel from source
>> either.  He was answered in the users list FYI
> I was just told about dracut, and that it replaces mkinitrd.  But I can't do much with answers like that.  I want to know how to apply that when I run
> # make install
> because it will expect mkinitrd instead of dracut.

$ rpm -qf /sbin/mkinitrd

> I have asked before:
> http://osdir.com/ml/users/2010-01/msg06748.html
> and this is what I got:
> http://osdir.com/ml/users/2010-01/msg09433.html
> Not much help, since I build from source not rpm.  I don't have experience building kernels using rpm or any of the tools.  Yes I have checked out the Fedora RPM page that has been referenced here, but I can't follow it it is not foolproof/idiotproof sorry!   I am not saying that it is bad, but hard to follow :(, just easier building from source, but what can change the make install call upon dracut instead of mkinitrd?  This has not been answered.  I am waiting for a good thorough explanation or example that can work  from source?
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs/CustomKernel
> I have used this one:
> http://www.howtoforge.com/kernel_compilation_fedora
> But built only from source.  How can I tell make install to use dracut instead of mkinitrd?
> Regards,
> Antonio

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