[Mageia-dev] MGA2 Installer + Bootloader stage issue: initrd regeneration not happening?

Olivier Blin mageia at blino.org
Sat Jul 14 18:30:41 CEST 2012

Colin Guthrie <mageia at colin.guthr.ie> writes:

> Hi,
> While debugging https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6692#c8 I
> realised that the initrd is generated when the kernel is installed, but
> it's not regenerated again later.


/root/drakx/ddebug.log might give some clue about what failed.

> I'm not sure why this isn't working but perhaps someone more familiar
> with the installer itself (TV?) could comment?
> I was under the impression the initrd would be regenerated at the end?
> Does this even happen or have I just assumed this? I'm pretty sure in
> the past it did used to regenerate it but I could be mistaken.
> So the question then remains, how do we ensure that either:
>  a) the initrd is regenerated at the end of the install process

That's ensured at the bootloader installation step.
If not present for every configured kernel, an initrd will be created.

>  b) we delay the kernel install until the end such that all other
> packages are guarenteed to be installed and available.

That should not be necessary if (a) is done correctly.


Olivier Blin - blino

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