Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 430718
mkinitrd failure without System.map
Last modified: 2009-06-10 03:51:35 EDT
I tried to create an initrd for a kernel I built myself and got something like:
$> mkinitrd -f /boot/initrd-2.6.24.img 2.6.24
FATAL: Could not open '/boot/System.map-2.6.24': No such file or directory
An initrd was produced, but trying to boot it totally failed because there was
The fix seems simple:
-/sbin/depmod -F /boot/System.map-$kernel -a -b $MNTIMAGE $kernel
+/sbin/depmod -a -b $MNTIMAGE $kernel
The depmod manpage suggests that -F is useless without -e, so we shouldn't bother.
Also, wouldn't it be better to completely fail if depmod fails?
Created attachment 293299 [details]
Fixed in git; will be in mkinitrd-6.0.52 .
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