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Hello, I am building a distro based in debian. But I'm having problems with load linux. I made a rootfs, I compiled the kernel, and I installed GRUB on CF. ...
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    modprobe: FATAL: Could not load


    Hello,

    I am building a distro based in debian. But I'm having problems with
    load linux.
    I made a rootfs, I compiled the kernel, and I installed GRUB on CF.
    But when kernel is loading it gave a string:

    modprobe: FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/<version>/modules.dep: No such file or directory
    But the path is in rootfs.

    I follow the steps to compile kernel:
    sudo make menuconfig
    sudo make
    sudo make modules_install
    sudo cp .config /boot/config-2.6.27.9-vortex86dx
    sudo cp System.map /boot/System.map-2.6.27.9-vortex86dx
    sudo cp arch/x86/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.9
    mkinitramfs -o /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27.9-vortex86dx 2.6.27.9-vortex86dx

    After this I installed the GRUB and cofig the menu.lst like that:
    default 0
    timeout 5


    title LINUX
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.9 root=/dev/hdc2 ro vga=792
    initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.img-2.6.27.9-vortex86dx
    quiet


    Now I dont know if the problem is in the configuration GRUB
    or something wrong in the command mkinitramfs.


    Thank you for help

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    Does the directory /usr/lib/modules/2.6.27.9-vortex86dx exist when the system is booting up? That's where the modules.dep file has to reside, along with a lot of other cruft.
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    mkinitramfs how to use?

    Actually, I dont know how to use mkinitramfs.
    I run mkinitramfs -o /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27.9-vortex86dx 2.6.27.9-vortex86dx
    but he used the conf of my host(ubuntu). So searching in "/lib/modules/2.6.28-13-generic/modules.dep".

    How do I create a initrd for my distro?

    I elaborate a Root File System and put on partition different of the boot partition.

    When the Linux finishes it search a init program, but it could because didn't load the modules of kernel. ( it is right ? ).

    Thank you for help....

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    Sorry, but I just reached the limit of my kernel building knowledge. Perhaps another reader here can help?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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