Bug 438993 - kernel 'make install' doesn't create initrd or update grub.conf
Summary: kernel 'make install' doesn't create initrd or update grub.conf
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-03-26 13:25 UTC by Eric Paris
Modified: 2009-07-15 08:18 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-15 08:18:36 UTC

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Description Eric Paris 2008-03-26 13:25:00 UTC

I build and install kernels by hand.  The usual

make oldconfig
make module_install install

it appears that system.map and the vmlinuz are installed in /boot but no initrd
is created and no new entry is created in grub.conf.  I changed /sbin/installkernel 

from: /sbin/new-kernel-pkg --rpmposttrans $KERNEL_VERSION
to:   /sbin/new-kernel-pkg --mkinitrd --install $KERNEL_VERSION

and it seems to be working.  I would like the kernel make install to continue to

Comment 1 Peter Jones 2008-03-26 15:56:41 UTC
Thanks for catching this; it should be doing:

if [ -n "$cfgLoader" -a -x /sbin/new-kernel-pkg ]; then
        /sbin/new-kernel-pkg --mkinitrd --depmod --install $KERNEL_VERSION
        /sbin/new-kernel-pkg --rpmposttrans $KERNEL_VERSION

This will be fixed in 6.0.41 .

Comment 2 Pierre Ossman 2008-03-29 08:22:58 UTC
Any new package on the way?

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 06:52:30 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-07-15 08:18:36 UTC
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